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Valuation and Taxes 



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Official Reports 



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FOR THE YEAR 



1907-1908 



ATHOI,, MASS. 

The Athoi, Transcript Print 

1908 




Valuation and Taxes 



c^lND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town §f Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1907-1908 



ATHOL, MASS. 
The Athoi, Transcript Print 
1908 
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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN/ PRESCOTT 

cTVIay 1, 1907 



*3 NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 





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Abbott, Milo W. 

cow 20, vehicles 10, house 450, barn 75, shed 25, 








home place 65a 1200 $25 


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Abbot, Harry W. 








vehicles 15 


2 


20 


I 


Abbott, Bert C. 

horse 65, 2 cows 50, vehicles 15, house 175, barn 








75, home place 30a 250, Woods lot 2a 50 


10 


84 


I 


Abbott, Frederick 


2 


00 


I 


Abbott, Charles J. 

horse 35, vehicles 15, house 300, barn 100, home 








place 80 a 1000, Egypt lot 10a 75 


21 


83 


I 


Aiken, James M. 

2 horses 90, 7 cows 170, 2 yearlings 30, 1 swine 
20, 45 fowls 23, house 400, barn 200, horse barn 








100, home place 78a 1000 


28 


43 


I 


Aiken, Frank B. 








horse 50, cow 30, vehicles 10 


3 


17 


I 


Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 245, colt 50, 17 cows 5 10, "3 two-year-olds 








65, 4 yearlings 55, 2 swine 25, vehicles 75 


15 


33 




Allen, George F. (estate) 








house 325, 2 barns 475, wind mill 100, home place 








175a 2100, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 








35 


43 


36 




Aiken, Mabel (estate) 








land 55a 275 


3 


58 



£L NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



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Amsden, Charles S. 

cow 35, house ioo, barn 25, home place 4a 75, 
Vaughn lot ia 15 5 26 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 50 65 

Andrews, F. N. (estate) 

vehicles 15, house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home 
place 1 a 50 6 70 



Barnes, James D. 

vehicles 5, house 100, barn 350, home place 83a 
iioo, Woods lot 10a 125 23 85 

Barnes, Allie L. 

3 horses 140, 6 cows 145, 2 yearlings 30, 30 fowls 

15, vehicles 5, 6 36 

Barnes, Herbert 

horse 65, vehicles 65 3 69 

Beecher, John 2 00 

Beecher, Daniel 2 00 

Berry, Henry L,. 

cow 20 2 26 

Berry, Charles W. 

3 horses 275, 9 cows 275, yearling 15, vehicles 25, 
house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 102a 
1035 30 60 

Berry, Frank J. 

3 horses 120, 2 cows 60, 15 fowls 8, vehicles 20 4 70 

Berry, Annie L,. 

horse 25, cow 25, 9 fowls 5, vehicles 10, house 
200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 50, home place 
90a 725, Egypt lot 6a 75 17 75 

Blinn, Homer R. 2 00 

Brown, Marshall F. 

machinery 800 12 40 

Barrows, Hiram H. (estate) 

house 150, barn 75, home place 54a 700 12 03 

Brown, Flora L. 

horse 25, 5 cows no, two-year-old 25, 10 fowls 5, 
vehicles 10, house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 
100, home place 52a 200, Powers place 170a 450, 
Stone lot 1 8a 125, Vaughn lot 23a 250, Little lot 
50a 125, Gibbs lot 2 1 -2a 10, Gray lot 30a 500 31 01 



2. NAMES AND VAIvUA'TION Tax 





Brown & Simmons 








land 12a 150 


1 


95 


I 


Brown, James 

3 horses 225, 6 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 40, 3 
yearlings 45, 10 fowls 5, vehicles 75, house 175, 








barn 400, home place 105a 1500 


36 


00 


I 


Brown, George W. 


2 


00 


I 


Browne, Arthur L. 








horse 25, 2 cows 60, yearling 18, 1 swine 12 


3 


50 




Brown, Lilly S. F. 








house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 








400 


1 1 


05 




Burroughs, L. C. 








vehicles 75, house 425, barn 100, horse barn 50, 2 








sheds 100, home place 43a 600 


17 


56 


I 


Bigelow, Lawson 

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2 


00 


I 


Cadrett, Andrew 

horse 30, vehicles 30, house 150, barn 50, shop 25 








home place 54a 150 


7 


66 


I 


Carlson, John 

horse 35, cow 25, two-year-old 25, 1 swine 12, 
house 250, barn 150, home place 8a 125, King lot 








12a 50 


10 


74 




Chapin, Luther D. (exempt) 






I 


Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 200, 4 cows 105, two-year-old 20, vehi- 
cles 60, house 500, barn 300, vinegar house 75, 








home place 78a 11 20 


32 


95 


I 


Clark, Walter A. 








horse 40, 10 fowls 5, vehicles 10 


2 


72 




Clark, Mrs. L. P. 








horse 25, 12 cows 325, yearling 20. 10 fowls 5, ve- 








hicles 75, house 700, barn 400, [shed 50, home 








place 130a 1700, Webber lot 6a 50 


43 


55 




Clark, Albert H. (exempt) • 






I 


Cowan, John F. 








2 horses 200, 8 cows 240, two-year-old 20, vehicles 








25, 2 barns 250, home place 70a 800 


21 


96 




Cowan, Mrs. J. F. 








horse 60, vehicles 20 


1 


04 



2- NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 



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Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, horse 100, cow 25, vehicles 
35, house and store 750, barn 150, shop 75, hen- 
house 30, home place ia 25, Haskins & Johnson 
lot ia 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, 
C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70 34 77 

Ciossett, Harriet I. 

vehicles 20, house and store 700, barn 100, land 

5000 ft. 10 10 79 

Congregational Church Society 

house 700, barn 200, home place 11a 300 15 60 

D 

Davis, Elmer 

horse 40, vehicles 40 1 04 

Doubleday, John A. 

2 cows 55, 3 yearlings 35, vehicles 10, 2 houses 

400, barn 200, home place 70a 500 17 60 

Doubleday Fred W. 2 00 

Dodge, Mervin E. 2 00 

Davis, Samuel (estate) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 
barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 
50 29 25 

Dickey, Janette 

house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 (exempt) 



Fisher, Erwin M. 

2 horses 130, 3 cows 60, 7 yearlings 115, 1 swine 
15, house 100, barn 100, shed 25, barn (old place) 
50, home place 50a 275, old place 54a 350 17 86 

Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 80, cow 20, 4 two-year-olds 90, vehicles 40, 
house 100, barn 100, shed 50, home place 57a 
350 12 79 

Fogg & Doubleday 

horse 75 9^ 

G 

Griswold, F A rank A. 

2 horses 125, 4 cows 115, 2 yearlings 25, 5 fowls 



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NAMES AND VALUATION 



Tax 



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3, vehicles 10, house 200, barn 100, home place 








40a 450 


J 5 


36 


I 


Griswold, M. Algie 
Grover, Ophelia E. 

house 250, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 475, (ex- 


2 


00 




empt 500) 


4 


55 


I 


Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 140, 6 cows 180, two-year-old 22, 30 fowls 
15, vehicles 50, house 225, barn 175, shed 25, 








home place 75a 806 


23 


22 


I 


Gross, Austin B. ' ; 

3 horses 200, 11 cows 260, 3 yearlings 75, 2 swine 








30, 10 fowls 5, vehicles 35 


9 


87 




Gross, Erastus F. (estate) 








house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 








1000 


18 


85 




Gilbert, Charlotte F. 








house 300, shed 50, home place ia 25, 


4 


88 




Gleason, Susan J. (omitted assessment) 








house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 


5 


20 




H 






I 


Haskins, Criton G, 








horse 30, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 


5 


64 


I 


Haskins, Henry M. 

5 horses 500, 2 cows 45, 2 yearlings 50, 25 fowls 
13, vehicles 30, house 250, barn 100, shed 25, 








cider mill 25, home place 70a 600 


23 


29 




Haskins & Newell 








machinery 500 


6 


50 


I 


Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 180, 9 cows 295, 1 two-year-old 20, 2 








yearlings 25, vehicles 80, 


9 


80 


I 


Hannum, Charles E. 
Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 


2 


00 




Berry land. 6a 150, 


1 


95 




Hannnm, Park (estate) 








house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, carriage 








house 50, home place 60a 800, Shaw lot 20a 








1000 


27 


50 


I 


Hamilton, Frank W. 








stock in trade 50 


2 


65 



8 



2* NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

i— » 



I 


Hamilton, John L. 


2 


00 


I 


Harrington, Joseph M. 








Oakes lot 8oa 2000, 


28 


00 




Harrington, Mrs. J. M. 








house 100, barn 50, home place 4a 75, Oakes 








lot 3a 150, 


4 


88 


I 


Hodgkins, Henry B. 








33 fowls 17, land 10a 200, 


4 


82 


I 


Horr, Elbridge F. 

horse 125, vehicles 5, house 50, barn 50, 








home place 50a 200, Mitchell lot 7a 75, 


8 


57 


I 


Horr, Harry 
Hunter, Mrs. Geo. L. 


2 


00 




stock in trade 1000, store 150, land 2500 ft. 10, 


15 


08 


I 


Hunter, George L,. 

2 horses 125, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 25, 57 fowls 
28, vehicles 35, house 175, barn 175, shop 50, 
store house 50, home place 10a 150, out lot 4a 








25, Allen lot 7a 75, Paige pasture 5a 100 


15 


75 



I 

Ireland, John B. 

horse 50, house 350, barn 100, home place Sa 
125, exempt. 

J 

Johnson, Lyman S. 

8 cows 210, 2 yearlings 35, 1 swine 12, house 
275, barn 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 
74a 750, 3 8 l 7 

Johnson, Henry A. 

2 horses 150, 10 fowls 5, vehicles 40, 4 54 

Johnson, William H. 

6 cows 180, 3 yearlings 55, vehicles 15, 1 house 
350, barn 300, home place 51a 1100, Brigham 
lot 25a 300, 3 1 9° 

Johnson, Andrew 

horse 25, 7 cows 130, 3 two-year-olds 65, 5 year- 
lings 65, swine 10, house 150, bam 100, home 
place 77a 885, land 17a 100, 21 90 

Johnson, Ansel (estate) 

old place 123a 1000, 13 °° 



£ NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



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Johnson, Margaret 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100, 7 15 

Jennison, Eliza A. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pas- 
ture 9a 50, 11 05 

K 

Kezar, Henry M. 

horse 40, vehicles 10, 2 65 

Kezar, Nelson E. 2 00 

Kelley, Lewis S. 2 00 

Kelley, Ambrose L. 2 00 

Kelley, Eugene G. 

machinery 175, 2 horses 75, 9 cows 200, 3 year- 
lings 35, vehicles 45, house 700, barn 400, 
store house 75, shed 50, carriage house 100, 
home place 102a 2000, Kelley lot 100a 1000 65 12 

Kirk, Phineas D. 

horse 75, 2 cows 45, 35 fowls 18, vehicles 10, 
house 250, barn 100, hen house 50, home 
place 25a 250, 12 37 

i_ 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 90, cow 20, 1 two-year-old 30, yearling 10, 
vehicles 10, house 250, barn 400, hen house 50, 
home place 160a 1000, 26 18 

Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 65, cow 20, Bishop lot 44a 1500, 22 61 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (estate) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250, 6 83 

Mathew T s, Mary 

horse 60, cow 25, vehicles 5, house 200, barn 100, 
shed 25, small house 50, home place 80a 600, 
land 1 -4a 5, 13 91 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 

machinery 1000, horse 65, 1 two-year-old 15, 88 
fowls 44, vehicles 20, house 175, barn 100, shed 
25, hen houses 150, home place 27a 350, 27 27 

Moore, Myron A. 2 00 



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g. NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

P ~ 

Paige, Christopher W. 

house 350, barn 200, home place 104a 1500, 28 65 

Paige, John C. 2 00 

Paige, C. W. & Son 

2 horses 50, 4 cows 100, 2 two-year-olds 40, ve- 
hicles 10, . 2 60 

Petrie, William H. 

horse 70, 8 cows 210, 35 fowls 18, vehicles 15, 
house 200, barn 500, shed 25, hen house 40, 
home place 80a 500, 22 52 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

cow 30, 2 yearlings 30, vehicles 30, house 50, 

barn 150, home place 69a 500, 12 27 

Peirce, Fred N. 

horse 50, cow 25, vehicles 20, house 550, barn 

100, home place 45a 300, Henry lot 24a 75, 16 57 

Peirce, Waldo H. 

horse 65, 2 cows 55, vehicles 40, house 350, barn 
125, home place i-2a 25, Peirce lot 28a 400, Ber- 
ry lot 12a 75, Titus lot 5a 50, 17 41 

Pierce, Daniel T. 

horse 65, 2 cows 45, house 200, barn 75, Freeman 
house 75, Chapin house 25, Chapin barn 25, 
home place 70a 1500, Freeman place 4a 20, Cha- 
pin land 1 a 25, Fish land 10a 300, 32 62 

Pierce, Carl M. 

cow 15, vehicles 5, 2 26 

Pierce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 115, 2 two-year-olds 50, 2 
yearlings 20, vehicles 5, house 250, barn 125, 
shed 25, home place 74a 500, 17 47 

Powers Miner E. 

horse 75, 2 cows 55, yearling 15, 270 fowls 185, 
vehicles 30, 6 68 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 35, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 

25a 35°^ 
Powers, Adelbert E. 

horse 30, vehicles 10, 2 52 

Powers, Herman C. 

horse 75, vehicles 55, Putnam & Cadwell lot 30a 



8 91 



II 



& NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 

>— ' 

125, 5 32 

lumber 1200, (omitted assessment) 15 60 

Powers, Charles L. 2 00 

Putnam & Powers 

Caswell place 150a 450, 5 85 

R 

Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 250, 2 oxen 125, 14 cows 450, 4 two-year 
olds 70, 4 yearlings 50; 2 swine 30, vehicles 55, 
house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 115a 
2250, 56 67 

Reed, Harry A. 

horse 80, vehicles 30, 3 43 

Reed, Rector A. 2 00 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50, 65 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 

400, (exempt 500) 618 

s 

Shattuck, Charles W, 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 190, 2 swine 20, 70 fowls 35, 
vehicles 60, house 200, barn 150, shed 25, home 
place 100a 900, 24 50 

Shaw, Joseph N. 

2 horses 40, 2 cows 50, vehicles 20, 2 houses 375, 
barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 100, home place 
70a 1 100, (exempt 1000,) 11 18 

Shaw, Howard I. 

machinery 250, horse 50, 12 cows 325, 1 two-year- 
old 18, 6 yearlings 60, vehicles 10, house 250, 
barn 150, shed 50, Peirce house 225, home place 
75 a 55°) Peirce land 36a 300, Fish lot 10a 100, 32 40 

Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 300, horse 80, vehicles 40, house 
and store 350, shop 50, Peirce barn 100, home 
place 29a 275, 17 54 

Shaw, George W. (estate) 

house 350, barn 100, home place 60a 1000 18 85 

Smith, Justin Z,. 

2 horses 150, 9 cows 250, two-year-old 25, 2 year- 
lings 25, vehicles 20, house 300, barn 100, shed 



12 



g. NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



25, home place 89a 950 25 99 

Snow, George L. 

3 horses 125, 13 cows 390, 2 two-year-olds 35, 3 

yearlings 35, vehicles 35, house 350, barn 275, 

horse barn 75, home place 78a 1375 37 04 

1 Stacy, John M. 2 00 

1 Stacy, George L. 2 00 

1 I Stone, Leon L. 

horse 50, vehicles 5 2 72 

Stone, Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, home place 52a 400 (exempt 

500 2 28 

TH 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 150, two-year-old 25, vehi- 
cles 30, house 225, barn 100, home place 89a 800, 
Snyder lot 30a 250, Vaughn lot 25a 200 2710 

Tourtelott, Willie M. 2 00 

Thrasher, Samuel (estate) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old 
place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 
20a 100 18 20 

u 

Upton, Henry S. 

cow 30, 60 fowls 30, house 150, barn 75, hen- 
house 25, home place 50a 250 (exempt) 

Upton, George H. 

horse 25, vehicles 5 (exempt) 

Upton, Leighton A. 

horse 35, 2 cows 55, vehicles 5, house 200, shed 

25, home place ia 25 6 49 

\L 

Vaughn, Harry L. 

70 fowls 35 2 4-6 

Vaughn, Howard A. 

2 cows 50, two-year-old 15, house 250, barn 50, 
home place 70a 300 IO 65 

Vaughn, Mrs. J. P. 

3 horses 125, 2 cows 60, two-year-old 20, 2 year- 
lings 35, 20 fowls 10, vehicles 125, house 500, 
barn 125, hen-house 75, home place 84a 750 23 73 

Vaughn, Walter S. 



*3 

2- NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 





house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 


-5 


90 




Vaughn, Ida 








land 26a 200 (exempt) 








Vaughn, Clarinda G-. 








land 46a 500 


•6 


50 




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E 


Waugh, Walter M. 

3 horses 150, 16 cows 510, 4 two-year-olds 85, 4 
yearlings 55, 5 swine 60, 30 fowls 15, vehicles 20, 
house 500, barn 200, Smith house 75, Smith barn 
125, Smith shed 25, home place 64a 900, Smith 








place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250 


47 


77 


I 


Waugh, George T. 


2 


00 


I 


Wendemuth, William F. 

3 cows 50, 40 fowls 20, house 100, barn 100, home 








place 73a 400 


10 


71 


I 


Wheeler, Edward T. 








horse 100, £i cows 330, j^earling 15, vehicles 25 


8 


11 


•I 


Webber, George M. 


2 


00 


I 


Whitaker, Silas 

2 horses 90, 2 cows 65, 65 fowls 33, vehicles 25, 
house 150, barn 100, hen-house 25, home place 








70a 350 


12 


90 


I 


Whitcomb, Clarence R. 
Wood, Elizabeth (estate) 

house 300, barn 150, hen-house 25, shop 50, home 


2 


00 




place 55a 550 


*3 


98 


I 


Wolff, Frank F. 

horse 50, 3 cows 45, two-year-old 20, vehicles 75, 
house 150, barn 100, shed 25, home place 68a 








400 


l 3 


25 




Y 






I 


Young, Warren M. 


2 


00 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Hamilton, George Iy. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 3 90 

Fay, O. A. 

land 8a 50 65 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 1500 19 50 

GRKKNWICH 

Clark, Naomi E. 

land 64a 550 , 715 

Hunter, Edward M, 

land 20a 175 2 28 

Thrasher, Joseph 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 20, Sanderson lot 30a 

275, Clark lot 10a 25 611 

Cutler, Smith 

land (Kelly hill) 6a 150, Fgypt road lot 10a 25 2 28 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 200 2 60 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a [50 65 

Fry, W. P. (estate) 

land 6a 50 65 

Alden, Ezra S. P. & Son 

land 25a 300 3 90 

Harrington & Fay 

Horr lot 60a 500, Paige lot 120a 300, Merrit Horr lot 
45a 100, Putnam lot 66a 100, Arnot lot 18a 75,, Berry 
lot 30a 400 19 18 

Harrington, Clinton P, 

house 150, barn 100, Upton place 59a 250, Pine hill 
lot 35a 1500, Arnot lot 12a 200, Whitcomb mill lot 
2a 25, Caswell lot 77a 150, Baker lot 2a 50, Darby 
lot 40a 1800, C.N. Powers lot 4a 50, Brown lot 22a 
1000, Woods lot 55a 200, Little lot 88a 1000, Slow- 
ick lot 65a 225, C. N. Powers No. 2 lot 10a 50 87 75 



15 

NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 

Harrington & Vaughn 

Pierce lot 20a 250 3 25 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 300 3 90 

Richards, J. H. 

barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450 6 50 

Powers, John 

house 150, barn 100, 3 hen houses 150, grain room 

25, Powers place 58a 500, Brigham lot 3a 50 12 68 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

Lucas, Mrs. Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 15 60 

ORANGK 

Pierce, Luman P. 
land 153a 450 

Wilber & Howe 

Newell barn 100, Newell place 11 8a 1100 

Whipple, Warren M. 
land 9a 100 

AMHKRST 

Paige, Theodore L,. 

plain lot 9a 50, land 6a 50 

Cadwell, Frank 
land 8a 50 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry 
Freeman land 10a 125 

ENFIKLD 

Newbry, George (estate) 

land 1 ia 150 1 95 

Downing, Edward B. 

Brigham lot 33a 150, Pierce & Ellis lot 32a 125, land 

5a 25, Horr lot 8a 40 442 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 140a 500, Cowan lot 60a 125 8 13 

Woods estate & Ward 

Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 2 60 



5 


85 


*5 


60 


1 


30 


1 


30 




65 


1 


63 



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NAME'S AND VALUATION Tax: 



Garlic, George A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25 r home place 130a 400, 
Downing lot 40a 200 11 05 

Horr, Reuben N. 

Pierce lot 15a 250 3 25 

Horr, Caroline 

Old place 60a 1200 15 60 

Gillett, R, W. 

land 40a 100 1 30 

FKXHAM 

Wilson,. George EC- 
land 1 8a 200 2 6o> 

Shores, David (estate) 

Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 200, Conkey lot 64a 

600, Crossett lot 6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 200 15 28 

Rhodes, Stephen 

Clark lot 7a 25. 33 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 300 3 9 C> 

Cooke, Theodore L. 

land 10a 100 1 3° 

NEW SAIJSM 

Putnam, Willard 

Klemp lot 30a 200, Ashley lot 30a 400. Berry lot 61a 

800, Hamilton lot 14a 200 20 80 

Cadwell & Glazier 

George Lincoln lot 35a 100©- 13 0O 

Lincoln, Frank W. 

Dunn lot 26a 350 4 55 

Stacy, Joseph A. (estate) 

Bigelow lot 36a 200 2 60 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Peirce lot 6a 60 7^ 

Powers, Mrs. D. E* 

land 25a 150 1 95 

Hunt, John 



17 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

house 200, barn {50, Peirce lot 125a 1000, Winter & 
Paige lot 28a 150, Rogers lot 14a 100 20 80 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

house 50, Cummins place 35a 275 4 23 

Waterhouse, Jacob T. 

cow 25, 2 barns 275, Hunt place 65a 600 11 71 

SHUTESBURY 

Berry, George A. 

Peirce meadow 18a 150 1 9 c 

Pierce, Myron A. 

barn 25, house 150, barn 25, Potter lot ia 15, Peirce 
lot 20a 150, Flint & Gillett lot 65a 250, Ames place 
44a 150 9 95 

Hemenway, William H. 

school lot 25a 2500 32 50 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1 30 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 500 6 50 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 200, Humes lot 27a 270 611 

Lindsey, F. H. 

land 40a 100 1 30 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 1 63 

Doubleday, Lucius 

land 28a 900 11 70 

Cary, Jerry 

land 30a 50 65 

Blodgett, George H. 

Lincoln lot 40a 1000 13 00 

Gee, Charles E. 

Brown lot 4a 65 85 

Hitchcock & Davis 

stock in trade 2000, machinery 600, house 600, barn 
100, office 50, small house 150, mill 2000, boiler 



i8 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



house ioo, land 32a 125 74 43 

Wood, James F. estate & Lincoln 

2 small houses 50, barn 50 Iyindsey lot 95a 250, 
Mountain lot 8a 40 5 07 

Woods, Oliver L. (estate) 

land 25a 500 . 6 50 

Stevens, Arthur G. 

building 250, land 17a 50 3 90 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60a 600 7 80 

Ruggles, Louis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 100 4 55 

WARE 

Blair, Mrs. Francis 

land 15a 150 1 95 

MILLERS FALLS 

Bartlett, Eunice M. 

land 25a 250 3 2 5 

BOSTON 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 600 7 8° 

EAST BROOKFIELD 

Howe, Georgianna A. 

house 100, Vaughn place 89a 900 13 00 

AG AW AM 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500 10 08 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 700, home place 69a 600 12 03 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 * 95 

WORCESTER 

Vaughn, Mrs. K. H. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 9a 100 3 5 8 



19 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



WESTFIELD 

Warner, George L,. 

land 25a 150 1 95 

GREENWICH VILLAGE, R. F. D. 

Sykes, Abner (heirs) 

land 2 i-2a 25 33 

NEWTON HIGHLANDS 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 33 

UNKNOWN 

Hartt, John H. 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a 450 11 38 

hollis, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 1300, Fred Lincoln lot 63a 

200 19 50 

LUDLOW CENTER 

Green, George D. 

machinery 400, mill 150, land i-2a 1000 20 15 



LIST OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 

MAY 1, 1907 
Russell, Abigail 

real estate $500 00 

Congregational Church Society 

church 1000, land i-2a 50 1050 00 

Stone, Lucy 

real estate 500 00 

Wetherell, Willard A. 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 250 00 

Haskins, Hannah 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100 300 00 

Hannum, Mary 

real estate 500 00 



20 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Dickey, Janette 

real estate 375 00 

Shaw, Joseph N. 
real estate 

Ireland, John B. 
real estate 

Upton, Henry S. 
real estate 

Vaughn, Ida 
real estate 

Clark, Albert H. 
real estate 

Grover, Ophelia E. 
real estate 



IOOO 


00 


575 


00 


500 


00 


200 


00 


55o 


00 


500 


00 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 119 

Number of non-residents assessed on property 78 

Number of persons assessed on property 197 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only 26 

Total number of persons assessed 223 

Number of polls 102 

Tax on each poll $2 00 

Value of assessed personal estate $27,784 00 

Value of assessed real estate, excluding land 45, 160 00 
Value of assessed real estate, excluding buildings 106,460 00 



Total valuation May 1, 1907 $179,404 00 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, 
INCLUDING OVERSAVINGS 

On personal estate £360 67 

On real estate i>9 6 3 88 



21 

On polls 204 00 

Total tax $2,528 55 

Tate per $1,000 $13 00 

Number of horses assessed 114 

Number of cows assessed 293 

Number of sheep assessed o 

Number of neat cattle other than cows 115 

Number of swine assessed 19 

Number of dwelling houses assessed 96 

Number of acres of land assessed 10,742 

Number of fowls assessed 980 

Value of fowls $490 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ") Assessors 
WALTER M. WAUGH [ of 
CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



Report of the Selectmen 

FOR THE YKAR 1907-8 



To thk Citizens of Prkscott, 

The Selectmen present the following report: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong $72 00 

Luther D. Chapin 72 00 

George H. Upton 48 00 

Henry S. Upton 48 00 

Willard A. Wetherell • 72 00 



TOWN OFFICERS 

W. H. Pierce, services as Selectman, Assessor 

and Registrar $63 25 

W. H. Peirce, Overseer of the Poor 2 25 

W. M. Waugh, services as Selectman, Asses- 
sor and Registrar 35 25 
W. M. Waugh, Overseer of the Poor 1 50 
C. H. Grout, services as Selectman, Assessor 

and Registrar 33 50 

F. N. Peirce, Registrar 4 50 

H. W. Abbott, services as School Committee 4 00 
Ellis A. Thayer, services as School Commit- 
tee 4 00 
Edward T. Wheeler, services as School Com- 
mittee 
Daniel T. Pierce, services as sealer 
H. I. Shaw, Treasurer 
Frank R. Allen, Auditor 



20 


00 


3 


00 


35 


00 


5 


00 



$312 00 



>2II 25 



23 



TOWN FARM ACCOUNT 



Received from sale of grass 
Received for use of pasture 
Due from sale of apples 
Due from use of pasture 

Paid for auction bills 



Balance in favor of Farm 

STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 



$21 60 




6 00 




12 OO 




6 00 






$45 60 






1 30 



SMAIX TOWN ACCOUNT, 

Paid W. M. Waugh, self and team 

A. L,. Barnes, 
F. A. Griswold, 
M. A. Griswold, 
H. C. Powers, 
W. H. Peirce, 
H. Barnes, 
L. A. Upton, 

J. F. Cowan, " and team 

A. M. Petrie, 
George W. Brown, 
A. B. Gross, <4 and team 

C. W. Berry, 



1907 

#59 25 
59 25 
25 16 

25 16 

26 91 

25 94 
12 91 

23 4i 
53 5o 
18 16 

8 75 

45 50 
4 00 



SUNDRY EXPENSES 

Paid F. J. Currier for pick and mattocks 
C. W. Berry, plow point 
W. M. Waugh, dynamite and cement 
H. C. Shaw, sharpening tools 
W. H. Peirce, grade stakes 



$3 


55 




75 




95 


I 


00 


I 


80 



$44 30 



$387 90 



05 



Total cost 



$395 95 



24 

State allotment $364 00 

Balance from 1903 appropriation 23 82 

$387 82 

Overdrawn 8 13 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid W. H. Peirce, error in snow bill 1906 $2 00 
E. H. Moore, fumigating and disinfec- 
tant 21 30 
Athol Transcript, printing town reports 56 00 
Athol Transcript, printing voting lists 4 00 
Athol Transcript, printing auction bills 1 30 
Silas Whitaker, for fighting forest fires 

and for assistance 25 66 

North Dana fire company for fighting 

forest fires 38 48 

A. W.Brownel, printing Assessors' blanks 3 05 
C. T. Bagnall, printing and supplies 9 90 

John Evans for slating Town Hall and 

hearse house 105 00 

John F. Cowan, drawing slate 4 00 

C. W. Berry, drawing slate 2 50 

Francis A. Robinson, for examining 

Bessie Currier's throat 2 00 

E. T. Wheeler for making financial re- 

turn to State 5 00 

W. M. Waugh for posting Town War- 
rants 3 00 

W. M. Waugh for cash paid for Collec- 
tor's book 1 50 

F. N. Peirce for mowing and cleaning 

Fish Cemetery 3 50 

W. M. Waugh, Collector for 1906 42 50 

Treasurer of Prescott Free Library 15 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, inspecting animals 16 36 



IO 


oo 


3 


91 


2 


6o 


2 


47 


4 


15 


I 


oo 


i 


5o 


2 


00 




5i 


14 


00 


I 


90 


6 


00 


ii 


75 



2 5 
W. H. Peirce, Clerk of Boards 
" " express and postage 

" 4 ' telephone service 

' ' repairs on Town Hall 
" " expenses out of town 

" " money paid E. A. Thayer 

for showing timber lots 
W. H. Peirce, council in Abbott case 
" " record book 

" " stationary 

" " going with hearse 

W. M. Waugh, expenses out of town 

" " inspection of meat 

C. H. Grout, 
F. N. Peirce, recording births, marriages 

and deaths 4 40 

F. N. Peirce, arranging Town Clerk's 

library 
F. N. Peirce, supplies 
'• " Justice fees 

" " express and postage 

4 ' meeting Town Clerks 
Harry W. Abbot, stagings Town Hall 
F. A. Griswold, serving Town Warrants 

care of Town Hall 
Austin P. Hannum, Teller 
Herman C. Powers, 4< 
Frank J. Currier, " 

Dr. Ten Broeck's 1 
H. I. Shaw, postage 

$470 30 

TEMPORARY LOANS, STATE AND COUNTY 

TAXES, ETC. 

Paid temporary loans $1,000 00 

interest on same 32 35 



2 


00 


I 


10 


5 


2 5 


2 


15 


4 


00 


1 


OQ 


tits 3 


OO 


2 


OO 


1 


50 


3 


OO 


1 


50 


11 10 


00 


5 


56 



26 

County tax 270 54 

State tax 240 00 

cost in the M. E. Dodge deer ease 6 45 

Assessors' abatements of taxes 12 28 



RECAPITULATION 
Paid support of poor 

miscellaneous 

snow bills 

highways and bridges 

town officers 

State Aid 

support of schools 

temporary loans, interest, State and 
County taxes, Assessors' abate 
ments, costs in deer case 

State highway 

error in 1906 tax 



RESOURCES 

Due on taxes, 1907 . $737 53 

Due in inteiest on same 20 16 

Due from State on account of schools 237 89 

Due from State on State Aid 338 00 

Due from C. H. Cornwell for apples and rent 

of pasture 18 00 

Due from State on inspection of animals 818 

Cash in hands of Treasurer 495 13 



/ 




N 

$416 


4i 


470 


30 


89 


43 


574 46 


211 


25 


312 


00 


2,462 
1 


96 


i,5 61 


80 


395 


95 


3 


20 



LIABILITIES 

Due W. M. Waugh, collector 1907 
Due support of N. M. H on- 
Due support of Pierce Horr, about 



£45 


00 


115 


00 


85 


00 



11,561 80 



$6,497 76 



Si,854 89 



$245 00 



Balance in favor of town $1,609 89 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ~) Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH [ of 
CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



27 

List of Jurors 

AS PREPARED BY THE SELECTMEN, FEB. 17, 1908 



John F. Cowan Farmer 

William H. Petrie Farmer 

Frank B. Aiken Farmer 

Carl M. Peirce Farmer 

Ellis F. Peirce Farmer 

Frank R. Allen Farmer 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Selectmen 

WALTER M. WAUGH [ of 

C. H. GROUT ) Prescott 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor 

1907-1908 



Paid Town of Dana, support of Peirce Horr $77 94 

Paid Town of Ludlow, support of Nathan 

M. Horr 338 47 

$416 41 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Overseers 

WALTER M. WAUGH [ of the 

CHARLES H. GROUT ) Poor of Prescott 



Highway Surveyor's Report 

FOR THE YEAR 1907-1908 



Paid snow bills, spring 1907 
Balance for snow bills from last year 



Paid snow bill after Nov. 1 

Overdrawn $8 79 



$87 


43 


80 


64 


$6 


79 


2 


00 



28 



HIGHWAYS IN SUMMER 



Paid F. B. Aiken, labor 

A. L. Barnes, self and team 
C. W. Berry, self and team 
J. F. Cowan, self and team 
Fred Chamberlain, team 
W. Chamberlain, team 

F. A. Griswold, labor 
M. A. Griswold, 
H. D. Pierce, 

G. L. Snow, 
L. A. Upton, 
W. M. Waugh, 
Lewis Kelley, 
Nelson Kezar 



MISCELLANEOUS 
Paid John Powers for plank 

Putnam & Powers, plank 

E. T. Wheeler, plank and labor 

H. C. Shaw, sharpening tools 

W. M. Waugh, tubs 

H. M. Jepson, dynamite 

Sundry expenses 

Total cost of highways and bridges 
Appropriation 

Balance, Nov. i, 1907 

C. W. BERRY, HIGHWAY SURVEYOR 

Expended by Selectmen $12 62 

Cost of highways and bridges to Nov. 1 561 84 

Total cost for the year $574 46 

Balance in favor of highways 225 54 



$24 80 






50 90 






105 45 






30 00 






80 75 






17 00 






30 50 






47 50 






12 60 






12 70 






50 10 






12 60 






6 30 






27 30 








$508 


50 




$21 64 






19 13 






5 10 






1 80 






2 00 






1 92 






1 75 


$53 


34 






561 


84 




800 


00 




238 


16 



2 9 

Trustees of Wright Fund 



Report as follows: 
May 28, 1907, received interest on fund $57 14 

Paid as follows: 
Mrs. M. W. Haskins $10 00 

Mrs. J. Stone 30 00 

Mrs. H. N. Grover 17 14 

$57 14 



W. M. WAUGH ) Trustees 

C. W. BERRY [ of 

F. N. PEIRCK ) Wright Fund 



Cemetery Funds for \ 907 

Paige Fund, $100.00 income $4.00, expended $4.00 

Haskins Fund $200.00 income $47.14, expended $1.00 

Briggs Fund $100.00 income $10.00, expended nothing 

F. N. PEIRCE ~) r . 
H. C. POWERS [ n <- emeter y 
J. D. BARNES ) Commissioners 



Treasurer's Report 

FOR 1907-8, OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



1907 

Feb. 16 Received balance from settle- 
ment $948 00 
18 Received by sale of watch of 

R. C. Clark 1 00 

20 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 71 27 

Apr. 6 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 8$ 00 



3° 

May 4 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 65 05 

4 Received of Waldo H. Peirce 

by sale dynamite 20 

June 1 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 6 00 

1 Borrowed from Athol Savings 
Bank 
18 Received withheld tax 1906 , 
29 Received withheld tax 1906 

July 6 Borrowed of Orange Savings 
Bank 
6 Received of Wm. Wetherbee 

for grass Town Farm 
6 Received of W. M.. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 
6 Received of W. M. Waugh, 
abatement 1906 tax 
23 Received of A. Iy. Cornwell, 

grass at Town Farm 
27 C. H. Cornwell, grass at Town 

Farm 
27 Received of C. H. Cornwell 
for use of pasture and apples, 
1906 

Aug. 17 Received from State Treas- 
urer for inspection of animals 

22 Received of E. T. Wheeler, 
dist. supt. money 

29 Received of W. M. Waugh, 
Collector 1906 tax 

Oct. 5 Received of H. M. Haskins, 
balance 1905 tax 

5 Received of H. C. Powers, 

grass at Town Hall 50 



600 


00 


10 


00 


5 


00 


400 


00 


9 


65 


47 


62 


3 


66 


2 


50 


7 


35 


14 


50 


7 


13 


277 


77 


141 


29 




28 



3i 

5 Received of H. Prentice, 

grass at Town Farm 2 10 

5 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 21 70 

26 Received of B. T. Wheeler, 

sale of old stove 50 

26 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 33 00 

16 Received from State Treas- 
urer, National Bank tax 43 96 

16 Received from State Treas- 

urea, State Aid 334 00 

18 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1906 tax 4 70 

3 Received of State Treasurer, 

High School tuition 136 50 

7 Received of Assessors' certifi- 
cate abatement 212 

10 Received of State Treasurer, 

State highway loan fund 364 00 

1 8 Received from County Treas- 
urer, dog fund 66 22 

28 Received of Treasurer of 
Commonwealth, income Mas- 
sachusetts school fund 1*429 99 

10 Received of Town of Shutes- 
bury for tuition of Ford 
Miller 10 00 

15 Received from W. M. Waugh 
for 1-2 use of Town Farm 
pasture, 1907 6 00 

15 Received of W. M. Waugh, 
Collector 1907 taxes 

15 Received of Assessors' abate- 
ment, 1907 taxes 

15 Received of W. M. Waugh, 
Collector 1906 tax 



1,825 


69 


6 


50 


4 


H 



.,992 89 



32 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



id State Aid 


$312 00 




County tax 


270 54 




State tax 


240 00 




borrowed money 


1000 00 




interest on borrowed money 


32 53 




D. H. Tilson, fees in deer case 


6 45 




Assessors' abatements 


12 28 




School Committee's orders 


2,462 96 




Selectmen's orders 


2,157 80 


, 


W. M. Waugh, error in 1906 tax 


3 20 









$6,497 76 


Cash on hand to balance 




495 13 



$6,992 89 

Respectfully, 

HOWARD I. SHAW, 

Treasurer of Prescott 



Auditors Report 



Prescott, Mass., P'eb. 15, 1908 

Having examined the accounts of the Town of Prescott for 
the current } r ear ending Feb. 15, 1908, I find them correct, the 
Treasurer having on hand a balance of four hundred ninety-five 
dollars and thirteen cents ($495.13). The taxes for 1905 and 
1906 have all been collected and Collectors discharged. W. M. 
Waugh, Collector for 1907, has yet to collect seven hundred 
thirty-seven dollars and fifty-three cents ($737-53). 

F. R. ALLEN, Auditor 



33 

Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 

From balance from last year $1,498 75 

Town appropriation 750 00 

State on account of district Superin- 
tendent 277 77 
Sale of stove 50 
State, refunding High School tuition 136 50 
Dog fund 66 22 
State School fund 1,429 99 
State refunding High School tuition, 

1906 202 00 

Town Shutesbury, tuition 10 00 

repair account, balance 86 04 



EXPENDITURES 




For Superintendent's salary 


$369 15 


teachers' salaries 


1,242 60 


fuel 


29 35 


High School tuition 


121 50 


care of rooms 

school supplies 

Supervisor of Drawing • 

transportation and mileage 


54 35 
i33 75 
144 00 

300 75 


repairs 
miscellaneous account 


30 37 

37 14 


Balance 


1,994 81 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE 

SUPERVISION 

Louis A. Pratt, Superintendent 

H. W. Traver, Supervisor of Drawing 

Lucy A. Gatchell, Supervisor of Drawing 



£369 


15 


24 


00 


120 


00 



#4,457 77 



,457 77 



$5i3 15 



34 



TEACHERS' SALARIES 

Alice M. Hoar 
W. A. Spooner 
Alice S. Ames 
Fannie G. Thayer 
Blanche K. Spooner 
IyUra Iy. Berry 
C. M. Connor 
Retha M. Coe 
Grace B. Colby 

FUEI, 

Willis Shaw, kindling 

George I,. Mason, sawing wood 

Harry W. Abbott, 3 cords wood 

Fred Chamberlain, 2 cords wood 

B. T. Wheeler, wood, kindling and drawing 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

Celia L. Whitaker, Athol 

Barl R. Whitaker 

Merle R. Brown 

Harrison Pierce, New Salem 

Iveroy Pierce, " 

George Dickinson, Northfield 



CARE OF ROOMS 



Ora M. Berry 
Clarence Pierce 
Ida M. Waugh 
Fannie G. Thayer 
W. A. Spooner 
Grace A. Tourtelotte 
I^ura Iy. Berry 



$96 


00 


32 


00 


278 


00 


136 


00 


140 


00 


108 


00 


300 


60 


84 


00 


68 


00 


$1 


00 


1 


20 


8 


75 


6 


5° 


r II 


90 


$36 


00 


21 


00 


36 


00 


IO 


50 


IO 


50 


7 


50 


$3 


00 


3 


50 


12 


50 


8 


00 


7 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 



11,242 60 



$29 35 



I121 50 



35 

Willis Shaw 

Ellis A. Thayer, cash paid 

Flora Griswold 

George Petrie 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

Leavenworth & Co., maps 

Iv. Hammett & Co. 

E, E. Babb & Co. 

Davis & Banister 

Bonner & Weston Co. 

Francis Co. 

Case Lockwood & Co. 

TRANSPORTATION AND MIUE 

J. A. Doubleday 
Fred W. Lincoln 
W. F. Wendemuth 
A. L. Powers 
E. M. Fisher 

REPAIRS 

W. W. Brown, 3 windows No. 4 

W. H. Giffin, mason supplies 

H. W. Abbott, repair No. 2 

E. T. Wheeler, material and laborer, building 

chimney No. 3 17 34 

E. T. Wheeler, material and labor No, 3 4 27 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

H. W. Abbott, school census 
Cecil T, Bagnall, stationary 
E. T, Wheeler, postage and express 
Graduation expense 



4 


00 


3 


85 


2 


00 


3 


00 


$60 


00 


8 


20 


63 


27 


1 


32 




37 




24 




35 


GE 

$45 


00 


100 


00 


43 


75 


17 


00 


95 


00 


$4 


50 


2 


5i 


1 


75 



$5 


00 


4 


25 


2 


22 


3 


43 



$54 35 



; *33 75 



>3°o 75 



;o 37 



36 

Four brooms 

Chair 

Incidentals 

L. A. Pratt, postage 

candidate appointments 
' ' printing 

Tel. & Tel. tolls 
' ' freight 

Institute 



I 


20 


I 


2 5 


I 


09 


$5 


3i 


5 


04 


i 


40 


4 


69 


2 


10 




16 



$18 44 



$18 70 



Total expense $2,462 96 

DUE THE TOWN ON SCHOOL ACCOUNT 

From State on account Superintendent's sal- 
ary $ r 9* 89 
From State, High School tuition 30 00 
From State, tuition State children 16 00 

$237 89 

For the School Committee 

E, T. WHEELER, Chairman 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
Harry W. Abbott, secretary term expires 1908 

Ellis A. Thayer " " 1909 

E< T. Wheeler, chairman " 19 10 

TRUANT OFFICER 

Frank A. Griswold 
Prescott, Feb. 15, 1908 



37 

Report of the Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee: 

The fourth annual report of the Superintendent of Schools 
is herewith submitted. It is the sixth of this department under 
district supervision. The customary tabulated statement for 
the school year 1906-7 is supplemented by the statistics to Feb- 
ruary, 1908. Your attention is also invited to the School 
Calendar, and the reports of the Supervisor of Drawing and 
Vocal Music. I trust that the entire report may prove of 
interest, not only to you, but also to the body of intelligent, 
public-spirited citizens of whom you are the chosen represen- 
tative. 

According to the calculations based on years of observation 
of American urban and rural schools, it has been estimated that 
twenty per cent, of the teachers of the average community have 
to be replaced each year. The factors entering into this migra- 
tory process are sickness, change of occupation, incompetence, 
marriage, and professional advancement, the last of which is 
the greatest in this town, as in many another, and must be 
reckoned with always as a forceful economic factor in school 
systems which offer annual tenure of office to school workers. At 
the close of the last summer vacation sixty-seven per cent, of 
the teachers in this town resigned. The Number One school at 
the Hollow was closed and the pupils were transported to 
Number Four at North Prescott. Miss Lura L. Berry of 
Shutesbury succeeded Miss Hoar in Number Three, but re- 
signed in November on account of her sister's serious illness, 
and Miss Grace B. Colby of L,aconia, N. H., was engaged to 
finish the year. Mrs. Thayer, who lhad faithfully served the 
town for several years, declined her re-election, and Miss 
Blanche E. Spooner of New Salem succeeded her. After three 
years of faithful service Miss Traver resigned as Supervisor of 
Drawing and Vocal Music in the schools of this superinten- 



38 

dency union, and Mrs. Lucy A. Gatchell, who had substituted 
for her in 1905, was appointed to the position. 

Too much praise cannot be given our conscientious teach- 
ers for the efforts they have put forth and the work they have 
accomplished. Their readiness to receive suggestions and act 
upon the same deserves hearty commendation. The live 
teacher creates a living spirit in the school room. The quick 
active spirit, the helpful teacher, the one who is alive to the 
various conditions and temperaments of those under her care 
will have that influence which produces a broader view of life 
among her pupils, and inspires them to become men and women 
who will understand their proper relation to society. We need 
men and women today who see things in their right relations, 
and nowhere can this be more thoroughly taught than in the 
school room. The book teacher, the teacher without sympatic, 
the teacher who cares more for the subject to be taught than for 
what she sees in the pupil, the one who has no aim except what 
she sees in the subject — such a teacher can exert no permanent 
influence of highest value. The teacher must keep in touch 
with the young life around her, must know its thinking, its 
ways of attack, must be alert and ready to meet this life at 
every turn and to help these growing boys and girls to find 
themselves and to become useful members of society. To do 
this requires of a teacher a broad preparation and constant 
effort to keep abreast of things, not only in her profession but 
also in the life of the community, as well as in the activities of 
the world at large. We must have such teachers in our 
schools, else the community is not getting the results which it 
ought to expect. Are we alive to what these results should be? 
Does the community fully comprehend what it expects ? To 

make good schools, to keep good teachers (and good schools 
cannot be maintained without good teachers) — this means am- 
ple remuneration. At all times the school is the mirror which 
reflects the teacher as she is. 

On Thursday evening, June 13, 1907, the exercises of 



39 

graduation from the ninth grade were held, when diplomas 
were awarded to two pupils of the Number One school. Their 
graduation parts were as follows: 

Essay, "The Beginning of England," Harold Franklin Peirce 
Essay, "Life on a Farm," Willis Freeman Shaw 

The purpose of the usual exhibit of school work at the 
graduation exercises is to give the people an accurate idea of 
the ordinary work of the schools, and mere show work is 
always discouraged. With this fundamental purpose in mind, 
the teachers are advised to save some of the daily w r ork of their 
pupils, emphasizing variety of their accomplishment rather 
than perfection of detail. It is expected that the zeal and in- 
telligence of our teachers may lead them to bring to the 
attention of the community many salient features of what our 
schools are doing for the boys and girls, and of what the boys 
and girls are doing for their teachers. 

The State law now requires every town to establish a system 
of medical inspection in its schools. The law is very 
general in its terms, and it is probably an advantage that its 
terms are not more specific. Without sufficient experience as a 
basis for legislation, a more specific State law might impose 
hardships upon some towns, while being insufficiently drastic 
to compel adequate inspection in other places. Dr. Stephen Witt 
of North Dana, and Dr. Willard B. Segar of Enfield are the 
medical inspectors for the schools of this town and the results 
of their work will be tabulated and forwarded by the Superin- 
tendent to the State Board of Education. The special appro- 
priation required for this purpose should be large enough to 
provide for inspection worthy of the name. Too little spent 
for the object may prove to be wasted. On the other hand, in 
view of the experimental nature of the work, the appropriation 
may properly be less than the town will gladly make when med- 
ical inspection shall have demonstrated its usefulness. If the 
medical inspectors, aided by the teachers acting under their 
direction, succeed every year in saving one young life, or in 



40 
averting the spread of one contagious disease, the town will not 
count it a hardship to contribute a few dollars toward a result 
so beneficial and humane. 

Under a system formulated by the State Board of Health, 
the sight and hearing tests have been given in the schools of 
this town. The result of these tests is shown below: 

Number of pupils examined 48 

14 . found defective in eyesight 7 

" found defective in hearing o 

of parents or guardians notified 6 

The following form of notice is sent in the most serious 
cases of defect: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Notice to Parent or Guardian 

In accordance with Chapter 502 of the Acts of 1906 

you are hereby notified that the school examination of 

shows that there is 

some trouble with the J a 7 r e s s which needs competent 

medical advice. Please attend to this at once. 

Teacher 

190 

A full description of these tests is not possible within the 
limits of this report. It is sufficient to notice that they do not 
require expert knowledge on the part of the teachers who make 
them, and that the teachers are to make no effort to write pre- 
scriptions for the relief of pupils who suffer from defective 
vision or hearing. The tests are simple but are sufficiently 
accurate to determine the fact of defects. With this discovery, 
followed by prompt notice to the parents of the afflicted chil- 
dren, the responsibility of the teacher ceases. Great good is 
likely to result from the operation of the statute which imposes 
upon every town the duty of making these tests. 

One of the fundamental aims in modern education is the 
development of the child in a way to fit him to live happily and 
profitably in the community — to develop his social efficiency. 



4i 
The times are distinctly practical, and the instruction and 
training in the schools must be such that the needs 
and demands of an ever expanding social requirement 
shall be met. The importance of manual training as part 
of public school work is becoming generally recognized and in 
the larger towns some form of manual training is required by 
law. The chief factor in leading the people to see the need of 
training the hands of children in the schools is the difficulty of 
giving that training elsewhere. Home life today is so complex 
that neither father nor mother, as a rule, has time to teach the 
child how to use his hands, and so this duty, like many other 
duties that formerly received the attention of parents, must 
now be delegated to the schools or it will not receive any ade- 
quate attention. Much of the initial work in the departments 
of sloyd, knife work, metal working, basketry, sewing, leather 
working, etc., spring as natural corrollaries from the industrial 
and mechanical drawing now required to be done in the gram- 
mar grades of the schools. The subject is rapidly becoming 
established in the public confidence, and its scope is being 
constantly enlarged as its beneficent influence is seen and ap- 
preciated. 

All citizens who see further than the surface of things 
agree with President Eliot when he says, "The function of the 
public schools remains by far the most important municipal 
function in our country." Such citizens are therefore inter- 
ested in matters affecting the schools, and I trust may read this 
report. The closest inspection of the schools themselves in 
actual session is earnestly invited. 

I wish to thank the teachers for their helpfulness in all the 

activities of the past year, commending their loyal service to 

the children of the community, to the parents and to all who 

are interested in the schools. The hearty cooperation of all 

my associates is again gratefully acknowledged. 

Respectfully submitted 

LOUIS A. PRATT 

Superintendent of Schools 



42 

Report of Supervisor of Music 



To the Superintendent of Schools:' 

The music study for the year has been continued on the 
principles of the Weaver method of sight reading. 

To become able to read a new song at sight, to sing with 
good tone quality and to feel and express the sentiment of the 
song, are the ideals held before the children. 

Much individual work has been required, both oral and 
written, and so the needs of each pupil have been discovered 
and overcome as far as patient effort may do it. 

Tones of pleasing quality have been sought in individual 
and chorus singing. 

The love of song is natural to the average child and needs 
only to be developed and trained, so that he may learn to know 
and love the best. 

Rote songs have been given to primary grades and the 
children carefully trained in rendering and expression. 

The grammar grades find their songs in the Music Readers, 
but there is great need of more supplementary material, which 
would furnish bright, attractive songs in two, three or four 
parts. 

I have appreciated the faithful work of the teachers, fcr 
without their conscientious daily drill, no supervisor can obtain 
successful results. 

All your schools have made good progress this year, thus 
proving the efficiency of your corps of teachers. Thanks are 
due to them and to the school officials for their interest in the 
work. 

Respectfully 

LUCY A. GATCHELL. 



43 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing 



To the Superintendent Q f Schools: 

I submit a report of the art work for this year. The plan 
for the year's study is as follows: 

September and October are devoted to the study of fall 
growths, flowers, fruits and vegetables. November and Decem- 
ber give opportunity for design and construction work appro- 
priate to the season, including Christmas gifts. 

January and February a study is made of type forms and 
objects based upon same, involving foreshortening and per- 
spective. 

Pose, printing and design follow in March and April, com- 
pleting the year by further nature study through Ma}^ and 
June. 

The work of the pupils in your schools was especially 
commended by Mr. Burnham, State Supervisor of Drawing, 
when he visited them in November. For its size, the town 
certainly contains an unusually large number of pupils who are 
specially talented in this branch, and it is sincerely hoped that 
they may be encouraged and aided to continue the study of art. 

I wish to express my appreciation of the earnest faithful 
work on the part of the teachers which has helped to bring 
about these splendid results, and also to thank the school offi- 
cials for their interest in the work. 

Respectfully 

LUCY A. GATCHELL 



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School Calendar 



1908 

March 



April 



May 



M. T. 

23 24 

30 3i 

6 7 

13 H 

20 21 

27 28 



W. 

25 



15 
22 

29 



4 56 

n 12 13 

18 19 20 

25 26 27 

June 123 

8 9 10 

Summer Vacation, 12 

September 8 9 

14 15 16 



21 22 23 
28 29 30 



October 



5 6 7 
12 13 14 

19 20 21 

26 27 28 

November 234 

9 10 11 

16 17 18 

Thanksgiving recess, 
December 1 2 

7 8 9 
14 15 16 



T. F. 

26 27 

2 3 
9 10 

16 17 

23 24 

30 

1 

7 8 

H I 5 

21 22 

28 29 

4 5 

11 12 

weeks. 

10 11 

17 18 

24 25 

1 2 

8 9 
15 16 

22 23 

29 30 

5 6 

12 13 
19 20 

1 week 

3 4 
10 11 

17 18 



1909 M. T. W. T. F. 

Christmas recess, 1 week. 
December, '08, 28, 29, 30, 31 

January 



February 











1 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


11 


12 


13 


H 


15 


18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


25 


26 


27 


28 


29 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


15 


16 


17 


18 


19 




23 


24 


25 


26 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 



March 



Spring vacation, 3 weeks 



29 3° 3i 



April 



May 



5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


12 


13 


H 


15 


16 




20 


21 


22 


23 


26 


27 


28 


29 


30 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


10 


11 


12 


13 


H 


17 


18 


19 


20 


21 


24 


25 


26 


27 


28 


3i 












1 


2 


3 


4 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


14 


15 


16 


17 


18 



June 



Summer vacation, 11 weeks 



Figures indicate school days. 



4 6 

Report of the Trustees of the Prescott 
Free Public Library 

The Trustees of the Prescott Free Public Library present 
the following report: 

The small appropriation of only fifteen dollars made for 
the use of the Library, at the last annual town meeting, served 
only to help pay running expenses. No new books could be 
purchased. 

The purchase of books made late last year and mentioned 
in our last report, came to hand in due time (about 140 v ol- 
umes) and have been on the shelves at the main library during 
the year. A list of these books (Catalogue Supplement No. 
15) will be found printed herewith. 

In accordance with our custom of leaving new books at the 

main Library a year and then taking them to the branches, part 

of these books have been placed in the Hill branch, later to go 

to the East branch, then back to Library. This arrangement 
gives all parts of the town an opportunity to read the books 
while yet comparatively new to us. 

In January the Enfield Library Association gave us quite a 
quantity of unbound magazines of recent years. These in- 
cluded Cosmopolitan, McClures, Current Literature, Success, 
etc., and have been divided between the branches. 

The Commonwealth has furnished the usual supply of 
Public Documents, Reports, etc. 

Mrs. Brown continues to care for the East branch and Miss 
Eva Weudemuth has cared for the Hill branch since the Dick- 
insons moved away. All this service is gratuitous. 

The circulation at the main Library during the year has 
been 695 volumes, at the Hill branch 583 volumes, and at the 
East branch 201 volumes. The increase in circulation at the 
Hill is especially gratifying. 

Miss Flora A. Griswold has been appointed Librarian for 
another year. 

The Trustees whose terms expire this year are W, F. 
Wendemuth and F. N. Pierce. 



47 








FINANCIAL STATEMENT 






RECEIPTS 








Balance on hand from last year 


$63 60 






Town appropriation 

Fines and sales of catalogues 


15 00 
80 


$79 


A C\ 


EXPENDITURES 




40 


Paid Tabard Inn Library for books 
freight 

Gaylord Brothers, supplies 
Flora A. Griswold, Librarian 


$47 16 

65 

5 00 

10 00 






W. F. Wendemuth, services in connec 








tion with branches, etc 


5 °° 






postage 


20 


$68 


/~\ T 






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Balance on hand $11 39 

For the Trustees 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, Feb. 18, 1908 



Catalogue of Prescott Free Public Library 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15 

AUTHOR TITLE NO. 

Alexander. Brown, V. C. 1908 

A Winning Hazard 1909 

Alger. Herbert Carter's Legacy 1910 

Jack's Ward 191 1 

Shifting for Himself 191 2 

Sink or Swim 1913 

Strive and Succeed *9i4 

Wait and Hope 1915 

Bacheller Darrell of the Blessed Isles 1916 



48 



Author 


Tittle 


No. 




D'ri and I 


1917 




Silas Strong 


1918 




Virgilius 


1919 


Barr. 


The Lion's Whelp 


1920 




A Song of a Single Note 


1921 




Souls of Passage 


1922 




Thyra Varrick 


1923 


Benson 


Who Goes There? 


1924 


Black 


Judith Shakespeare 


1925 


Broddon 


The Infidel 


1926 


Broughton 


Foes in Law 


1927 


Burnett 


The Making of a Marchioness 


1928 


Cable 


The Cavalier 


1929 


Caine 


The Last Confession 


1930 


Carey 


No Friend Like a Sister 


1931 


Castle 


Consequences 


1932 


Catherwood 


Lazzarrp 


1933 


Churchill 


Coniston 


1934 


Clay 


Beyond Pardon 


1935 




A Bitter Atonement 


1936 




A Dark Marriage Morn 


1937 




The Duke's Secret 


1938 


Crawford 


Cecelia 


1939 




Sant Ilario 


1940 


Crockett 


Flower o' the Corn 


1941 




lone March 


1942 




The Isles of the Wind 


1943 


Davis 


Ran son's Folly 


1944 


Deland 


The Common Wa3^ 


1945 


Devereaux 


Lafitte of Louisiana 


1946 


Dillon 


In Old Bellaire 


1947 




The Rose of Old St. Louis 


1948 


Donnell 


Rebecca Mary 


1949 


Duchess 


Dick's Sweetheart 


1950 



49 



Author 


Titlk 


No. 




Doris 


i95i 




Faith and Unfaith 


1952 




Rossmoyne 


1953 


Kwing 


Six to Sixteen 


1954 


Flower 


Policeman Flynn 


1955 


Flynt 


The Little Brother 


I95 6 


Ford 


The Hon. Peter Stirling 


1957 


Freeman 


Six Trees 


1958 


Gammon 


History of Third Regt. M. V. M., 186 


1-63 1959 


Gray 


The Last Sentence 


i960 




Richard Rosny 


1961 


Greene 


Cape Cod Folks 


1962 


Haggard 


The Brethren 


1963 




King Solomon's Mines 


1964 




The Pearl Maiden 


1965 


Hardy 


The Mayor of Castorbridge 


1966 


Harland 


In Our County 


1967 


Harrison 


The Circle of a Century 


1968 




A Princess of the Hills 


1969 




Sylvia's Husband 


197a 


• 


The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch 


1971 


Holmes 


Aikenside 


1972 




Lucy Harding 


1973 


Hope 


Rupert of Hentzau 


1974 


Hugo 


Hans of Iceland 


1975 


Johnston 


Prisoners of Hope 


1976 


Keller 


The Story of My Life 


1977 


King 


An Apache Princess 


1978 




A Broken Sword 


1979 




Comrades in Arms 


1980 




A Daughter of the Sioux 


1981 




The Iron Brigade 


1982 




A Knight of Columbia 


1983 




The Medal of Honor 


1984 




A Soldier's Trial 


1985 



5o 



Author 


TiTLK 


No. 




Tonis, Son of the Sierras 


1986 




Trumpeter Fred 


1987 


Kingsley 


The Needle's Eye 


1988 


Kipling 


Kim 


1989 


Leupp 


The Man Roosevelt 


1990 


London 


The Call of the Wild 


1991 


Lyall 


In Spite of All 


1992 


Major 


Dorothy Vernon of Haddor Hall 


1993 




A Forest Hearth 


1994 


Merriam 


Barlasche of the Guard 


1995 




The Isle of Unrest 


1996 


Merwin 


The Merry Anne 


1997 




The Road to Frontenac 


1998 


Munn 


The Girl from Tim's Place 


1999 




The Hermit 


2000 


Munroe 


In Pirate Waters 


2001 


Newberry 


Comrades 


2002 


Parker 


Donovan Pasha 


2003 




A Ladder of Swords 


2004 


Phillpotts 


The American Prisoner 


2005. 


Pidgin 


The Letter H 


2006 




Little Burr 


2007 


Reade 


A Terrible Temptation 


2008 


Richards 


The Golden Windows 


2009 




Mrs. Tree 


2010 


Roberts 


The Heart of the Ancient Wood 


201 1 




The Kindred of the Wild 


2012 




Tbe Watchers of the Trails 


2013 


Saunders 


Alpatok, the Story of an Eskimo Dog 


2014 




Nita, the Story of an Irish Setter 


2015 


South worth 


The Bride's Fate 


2016 




Cruel as the Grave 


2017 




Self-Raised 


2018 




Tried for Her Life 


2019 



5i 



Author 


TlTLJt 


No. 


Stephens 


An Enemy to the King 


2020 




The Bright Face of Danger 


202I 




Captain Ravenshaw 


2022 




The Continental Dragoon 


202 3 




The Mystery of Murray Davenport 


2024 


Stevenson 


Weir of Hermiston 


2025 


Stretton 


Jessica's First Prayer 


2026 


Tarkington 


The Two Van Revels 


2027 


Thompson 


A Woman Tenderfoot 


2028 


Tilford 


Butternut Jones 


2029 


Torrey 


Nature's Invitations 


203O 


Walton 


Christie's Old Organ 


203I 


Ward 


Lady Rose's Daughter 


2032 


White 


The Mountains 


2033 




The Silent Places 


2034 


Wiggin 


The Affair at the Inn 


2035 




Rose 0' the River 


2036 


Wilson 


Infelice 


2037 




Vashti 


2038 


Wilkins 


The Love of Parson Lord 


2039 



Centennial of the Birth of Franklin 



2040 



Forbush 

Plummer 

Sanborn 



Adams 

Biuce 

Reynolds 

Roe 

Stevens 



Useful Birds and Their Protection 
History of the 48th Regt. M. V. M. 
Memoirs of Pliny Earle, M. D. 
Cottage Bible Vol. I 
Cottage Bible Vol. II 
The Great American Fraud 
History of the 20th Regt. M. V. M.. 
History of the 19th Regt. M. V. M. 
History of the 24th Regt. M. V. M 
History of the 50th Regt. M. V. M. 



2041 
2042 
2043 
2044 
2045 
2046 
2047 
2048 
2049 
2050 




Valuation and Taxes 



o4ND 



Official Reports 




OF THE 





FOR THE YEAR 



1908-1909 



ATHOL, MASS. 

The Athoi, Transcript Print 

1909 




Valuation and Taxes 



o4ND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town gf Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1908-1909 



ATHOL, MASS. 

Thk Athoi, Transcript Print 

1909 

J 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN gf PRESCOTT 

c7Vlay 1, 1908 

3 NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 





7X 








Abbott, Milo W. (estate) 








house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 








2000 $34 


43 


I 


Abbott, Harry W. 








horse 75, cow 15, personal estate 25 


3 


56 


I 


Abbott, Bert C. 

horse 50, 2 cows 50, personal 15, house 175, barn 








75, home place 30a 250, Woods lot 2a 50 


10 


99 


I 


Abbott, Frederick 


2 


00 


I 


Abbott, Charles J. 

horse 25, house 300, barn 100, home place 80a 








1000, Egypt lot 10a 75 


22 


26 


I 


Aiken, James M. 

2 horses 90, 5 cows 125, 45 fowls 23, personal 5, 
house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 








78a 1000 


28 


2 3 


I 


Aiken, Frank B. 








horse 50, 2 cows 60, 20 fowls 10, personal 5 


3 


69 


I 


Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 240, 1 colt 75, 17 cows 500, 1 two-year- 
old 25, 2 yearlings 30, 7 swine 95, 10 fowls 5, per- 








sonal 75 


16 


11 




Aiken, Mabel (estate) 








land 55a 275 


3 


72 




Allen, George F. (estate) 








house 325, 2 barns 475, windmill 100, home place 








175a 2100, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 








8a 50 


45 


23 






NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Arasden, Charles S. 

horse 65, personal 5, house 100, barn 25, home 
place 4a 75, Vaughan lot ia 15 5 86 

Allen, DeHa P. 

Hyde lot 7a 50 68 

Andrews, F. N. (estate) 

personal 15, house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home 
place 1 a 50 6 96 

B 

Barnes, Allie L. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 160, 40 fowls 20, personal 
20, house 100, barn 350, home place 83a 1100, 
Woods lot 10a 125 29 35 

Barnes, Herbert 

horse 65, personal 65 3 76 

1 Beecher, John 2 00 

1 Berry, Henry Iy. 

1 cow 30 2 41 
Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 225, 12 cows 350, personal 25, house 200, 

2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 102a 1035 31 84 
Berry, Annie L. 

1 cow 25, house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 

50, home place 90a 725, Egypt lot 6a 75 17 89 

2 Blinn, Homer R. 4 00 
1 Brown, Marshall F. 

steam mill 800 12 80 

Brown, L. Flora 

horse 25, 6 cows 170, 1 yearling 15, 10 fowls 5, 
house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 100, home place 
52a 200, Powers place 170a 450, Stone lot 18a 125, 
Little lot 50a 125, Gibbs lot 2 i-2a 10, Grey lot 
30a 500 ^ 29 37 

Brown & Simmons 

land 12a 150 2 03 

Brown, James 

3 horses 225, 9 cows 270, 1 yearling 20, 30 fowls 
15, personal 70, house 175, barn 400, home place 
105a 1500 38 12 

1 Brown, George W. 2 00 

1 Browne, Arthur L. 

horse 20, 2 cows 50, 1 two-year-old 20, 2 year- 



*0 NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 





lings 25 


3 


56 




Browne, Lilly S. F. 








house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 400 


11 


48 




Burroughs, Lura C. 








personal 30, house 425, barn 100, horse barn 50, 








2 sheds 100, home place 43a 400 


14 


93 


I 


Burnes, Thomas R. 

c 


2 


00 


I 


Cadrett, Andrew 

personal 25, house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home 








place 54a 150 


7 


4i 


I 


Carlson, John 

horse 25, 2 cows 55, 1 yearling 15, 20 fowls 10, 
personal 15, house 250, barn 150, home place 8a 








125, King lot 12a 50 


11 


39 


I 


Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 190, 6 cows 150, 3 yearlings 55, 4 swine 
30, personal 40, house 500, barn 300, vinegar 








house 75, home place 78a 1120 


35 


22 


I 


Clark, Walter A. 








horse 25, personal 10 


2 


48 


I 


Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 250, 3 cows 75, 2 swine 16, personal 15, 








house 200, barn too, shed 25, small house 50, 








home place 80a 500, land i-4a 5 


18 


69 




Clark, Mrs. L. P. 








horse 25, 12 cows 325, 15 fowls 8, personal 100, 








house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 








1700, Webber lot 6a 50 


45 


34 




Clark, Albert H. (exempt) 








house 200, barn 100, cider mill 100, home place 








21a 150 






I 


Cole, David L. 

2 horses 75, 2 cows 55, personal 25, house 150, 








barn 75, home place 27a 400 


12 


54 


I 


Cole, Clarence A. 


2 


00 


I 


Cowan, John F. 

2 horses 200, 7 cows 205, 2 yearlings 25, 20 fowls 


' 






10, personal 25, 2 barns 250, home place 70a 800 


22 


46 




Cowan, Mrs. J. F. 








1 horse 60, personal 20 


1 


08 


I 


Currier, Frank J. 










NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 



stock in trade 1025, 1 horse 100, 1 cow 25, per- 
sonal 35, 1 house and store 750, barn 150, shop 75, 
henhouse 30, home place ia 25, Haskins & John- 
son lot 1 a 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 
160, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70 36 03 

Crossett, Harriet I. 

personal 20, house and store 700, barn 100, land 

5000 ft. 10 11 21 

Congregational Church Society 

house 700, barn 200, home place 11a 300 16 20 

D 

Davis, Elmer 

horse 35, personal 35 95 

Doubleday, John A. 

2 cows 55, 10 fowls 5, personal 25, 2 houses 400, 

barn 200, home place 70a 500 18 00 

Doubleday, Fred W. 2 00 

Davis, Samuel (estate) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 

barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 50 30 38 

Dickey, Jannett (exempt) 

house 50, barn 75, home place 50a 150 



Fisher, Erwin M. 

2 horses 100, 5 cows 115, 1 yearling 12, swine 12, 
personal 15, house 100, barn 100, shed 25, barn 
old place 50, home place 50a 275, old place 54a 350 17 58 

Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 80, 5 cows 150, yearling 12, personal 40, 
house 100, barn 100, shed 50, home place 57a 350 13 91 

Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 1000, 2 horses 225, personal 20, 
store 150, house 175, barn 175, shop 50, store 
house 50, store land 2500 ft. 10, home place 10a 
150, out land 4a 25 29 41 

G 

Gifford, Addison F. 

horse 45, 2 cows 65, 14 fowls 7, personal 40 4 12 

Griswold Frank A. 



"O NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 





2 horses ioo, 5 cows 130, two-year-old 25, 2 year- 








lings 25, swine 6, 12 fowls 6, personal 10, house 








200, barn 100, home place 40a 450 


16 


21 


I 


Griswold, M. Algie 


2 


00 


I 


Grout, Charles H. 








2 horses 200, 8 cows 250, 2 yearlings 30, 15 fowls 








8, personal 50, house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home 








place 75a 800 


25 


81 




Grover, Ophelia E. 








house 250, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 475, (ex- 








empt 500) 


4 


73 


I 


Gross, Austin B. 








2 horses 200, swine 10, personal 30, house 200, 








barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 1000 


24 


82 




Gilbert, Charlotte F. 








house 300, shed 50, home place ia 25 


5 


07 




Gleason, Susan J. 








house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 


5 


40 


I 


Gleason, Elmer 








24 fowls 1 2 


2 


30 




H 






2 


Haskins, Criton G. 








horse 20, personal 5, house 150, barn 50, home 








place 2a 50 


7 


72 


I 


Haskins, Henry M. 








5 horses 400, cow 20, personal 30, house 250, barn 








100, shed 25, home place 70a 600 


21 


25 




Haskins & Newell 








steam mill 1000 


13 


50 


I 


Hannum, Austin P. 








3 horses 160, 11 cows 340, 2 yearlings 35, personal 








80 


10 


3i 


I 


Hannum, Charles E. 


2 


00 




Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 








Berry land 6a 150 


2 


03 




Hannum, Park (estate) 








house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, carriage house 








50, home place 62a 800, Shaw lot 20a 1200, (ex- 








empt 500) 


3i 


26 


I 


Haskins, Harry F. 


2 


00 


2 


Hamilton, Frank W. 








stock in trade 50 


4 


68 



O 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



i Hamilton, John L. 2 00 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

20 fowls 10, land 10a 200 4 84 

Harrington, Joseph M. (estate) 

Oakes lot 80a 2500 33 75 

Horr, Elbridge F. 

2 horses 100, house 50, barn 50, home place 50a 
200, Mitchell lot 7a 75 8 42 

Horr, Harry 2 00 

1 

Ireland, John B. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125, (exempt) 

j 

Johnson, Henry A. 

2 horses 150, personal 35 4 50 

Johnson, Lyman S. 

8 cows 190, 2 two-year-olds 40, swine 10, house 
275, barn 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 
74a 800 40 01 

Johnson, William H. 

horse 30, 9 cows 200, personal 10, house 350, barn 

300, home place 51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 32 92 

Johnson, Andrew 

horse 25, 9 cows 200, yearling 12, house 150, barn 

100, home place 77a 885, land 17a 100 21 88 

Johnson, Ansel (estate) 
old place 123a 1000 

Johnson, Margaret 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 

Jennison, Eliza A. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pas- 
ture lot 9a 50 

Jennison, Eliza A. (guardian of Lawson Bigelow) 
personal 600 

K 

Kezar, Henry M. 

horse 40, personal 10 
1 Kezar, Nelson E. 
1 Kelley, Lewis 
1 Kelley, Ambrose L,. 



13 


50 


7 


43 


11 


48 


8 


10 


2 


68 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 



o 



NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 



Kelley, Eugene G. 

machinery 175, 2 horses 75, 12 cows 350, 7 year- 
lings 90, personal 45, house 700, barn 400, store 
house 75, shed 50, carriage house 100, home place 
102a 1500, Kelley lot 100a 1500 70 32 

L. 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 90, 2 cows 55, 2 yearlings 25, 2 swine 8, 7 
fowls 4, personal 10, house 250, barn 400, hen 
house 50, home place 160a 1000 27 55 

Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 55, cow 20, personal 10, Bishop lot 44a 

200 5 85 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (estate) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250 7 09 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 

steam mill 1000, horse 45, 2 cows 60, 170 fowls 85, 
personal 10, house 175, barn 100, shed 25, hen 
houses 150, home place 27a 350 29 00 

p 

Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 90, cow 25, 60 fowls 30, personal 30, house 

250, barn 100, hen house 50, home place 25a 250 13 15 

Paige, Christopher W. 

house 350, barn 200, home place 104a 1500 29 68 

Paige, John L. 2 00 

Paige, C. W. & Son 

2 horses 50, 6 cows 150, swine 9, personal 10 2 96 

Petrie, William H. 

horse 70, 8 cows 240, 2 yearlings 25, 15 fowls 8, 
personal 5, house 200, barn 500, shed 25, hen 
house 40, home place 80a 500 23 78 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

horse 100, 2 cows 60, two-year-old 18, personal 15, 
house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 500 16 09 

Peirce, Fred N. 

horse 50, 2 cows 55, personal 20, house 550, barn 

100, home place 45a 300, Henry lot 24a 75 17 53 



*0 NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



I 


Peirce, Waldo H. 

horse 65, cow 30, personal 30, house 350, barn 
125J home place i-2a 25, Peirce lot 28a 400, Berry 








lot 12a 75, Titus lot 5a 50 


17 


53 


I 


Peirce, Daniel T. 

horse 65,' 3 cows 70, house 200, barn 50, Freeman 
house 75, Chapin house 25, Chapin barn 25, home 
place 70a 1700, Freeman land 4a 20, Chapin land 








1 a 25, Fish lot 10a 380 


37 


58 


I 


Peirce, Carl M. 








personal 5 


2 


07 


I 


Peirce, Ellis F. 

3 horses 150, 5 cows 125, personal 10, house 250, 








barn 125, shed 25, home place 74a 500 


18 


00 


I 


Powers, Miner E» 

horse 75, cow 30, yearling 12, 270 fowls 135, per- 








sonal 30 


5 


81 




Powers, Mrs. Edna J. 








cow 35, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 








25a 350 


9 


26 


I 


Powers, Adelbert L. 








horse 30, personal 10 


2 


54 


I 


Powers, Herman C. 

horse 70, personal 50, Putnam & Cadwell lot 30a 








125 


5 


3i 


I 


Powers, Charles L. 


2 


00 




Putnam & Powers 








Caswell place 150a 450 


6 


08 




R 






i 


Reed, Alden D, 








3 horses 250, 12 cows 360, 2 two-year-olds 45, 7 








yearlings 105, 4 swine 35, personal 50, house 550, 








barn 350, shed 25, home place 15a 2250 


56 


28 


i 


Reed, Harry A. 








horse 75, personal 25 


3 


35 




Reed, Mrs. A. D. 








land 7a 50 




68 




Russell, Mrs. Abigail 








house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 400, 








(exempt 500) 


6 


42 




Ryder, Mrs. Frank E. 








house 350, barn 100, home place 60a 1000 


19 


5^ 



II 



o 



NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 



Ryder, Frank L,. 2 00 

s 

Shattuck, Charles W. 

2 horses 250, 6 cows 150, 2 yearling 25, 3 swine 
25, 85 fowls 43, personal 75, house 200, barn 150, 
shed 25, home place 100a 900 26 89 

Shaw, Joseph N. 

2 horses 40, 2 cows 55, personal 20, 2 houses 375, 
barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 100, home place 70a 
1700 (exempt 1000) 18 44 

Shaw, Howard C. 

machinery 200, 2 horses 65, 11 cows 300, 3 two- 
year-olds 55, personal 5, house 250, barn 150, shed 
50, Pierce house 225, home place 75a 550, Pierce 
land 36a 300, Fish lot 10a 100 32 38 

Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 400, horse 80, personal 40, house 
and store 350, shop 50, Pierce barn 100, home 
place 29a 275 19 49 

Smith, Justin L. 

2 horses 125, 8 cows 240, yearling 15, personal 15, 
house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a 950 25 91 

Snow, George L. 

2 horses 75, 9 cows 215, 8 yearlings 70, swine 8, 
36'fowls 18, house 350, barn 275, horse barn 75, 
home place 78a 1375 35 50 

Stacy, John N. 2 00 

Stacy, George L. 2 00 

Stone, Leon L,. 2 00 

Stone, Iyucy 

house 175, barn 100, home place 52a 400 (exempt 

5°°) 2 37 

T 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 210, personal 30, house 225, 
barn 100, home place 89a 800, Snyder lot 30a 250, 
Vaughn lot 25a 200 28 54 

Tourtelott, Willie M. 2 00 

Thrasher, Samuel (estate) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old place 

43^ 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtelott lot 20a 100 18 90 



12 



C/5 



NAMES AND VALUATION 



ax 



20 fowls 10, personal 
hen house 75, home 



u 

Upton, Henry S. 

cow 25, 30 fowls 15, house 150, barn 75, hen 
house 25, old place house 300, barn 150, hen 
house 25, shop 50, Woods buildings old place 50a 
250, Woods place 20a 225 (exempt 1000) 

Upton, Leighton A. 

horse 30, 2 cows 50, yearling 12, personal 5, house 
200, barn 25, home place ia 25 

Vaughan, Harry L. 

30 fowls 15 
Vaughan, Howard A. 

3 cows 80, house 250, barn 50, home place 70a 

300 
Vaughan, Mrs. J. P. 

3 horses 125, 6 cows 180, 

no, house 500, barn 125, 

place 84a 750 
Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 
Vaughan, Ida 

land 36a 200 (exempt) 
Vaughan, Clarinda G. 

land 46a 700 

Waugh, Walter M. 

3 horses 165, 17 cows 500, 3 two-year-olds 75, 4 

yearlings 60, swine 10, 20 fowls 10, personal 45, 

house 500, barn 200, Smith house 75, Smith barn 

125, Smith shed 25, home place 64a 900, Smith 

place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250 
Waugh, George T. 
Wheeler, Edward T. 

horse 100, n cows 275, two-year-old 20, yearling 

13, personal 25 
Wendemuth, William F. 

3 cows 50, 30 fowls 15, house 100, barn 100, home 

place 73a 400 
Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 50, personal 20, house 150, barn 



3 92 



6 69 



2 21 



hi 



25 
6 



32 



05 



9 45 



49 
2 



12 
00 



7 85 



10 



98 



13 

"3 NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

&4 





100, hen house 25, 


home place 70a 350 




12 


40 


I 


Wolff, Frank F. 












horse 50, cow 25, 


personal 75, house 


150, 


barn 






100, shed 25, home 


place 68a 400 

Y 




13 


15 


I 


Young, Warren N. 
Yarrington, Susan 






2 


00 




horse 45, cow 30 






1 


02 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Wood, Edgar A. Athol 

Brown lot 23a 450, Elizabeth Wood lot 35a 350 10 80 

Hamilton, George L. Athol 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 4 05 

Fay, O. A. Athol 

land 8a 50 68 

Powers, Orrin J. Athol 

land 150a 1500 20 25 

Clark, Naomie. Greenwich Village 

land 64a 550 7 43 

Hunter, Edward M. Greenwich Village 

land 20a 300 4 05 

Thrasher, Joseph. Greenwich Village 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 25, Sanderson lot 30a 

275, Clark lot 10a 25, Fry lot 6a 50 7 09 

Cuther, Smith. Greenwich Village 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 200 3 04 

Powers, Charles A. Greenwich Village 

land 54a 200 2 70 

Wheeler, John A. Greenwich Village 

land 7a 50 68 

Alden, S. P. & Son. Greenwich Village 

land 25a 300 4 05 

Harrington & Fay. Greenwich Village 

Horr lot 60a 700, Paige lot 120a 300, Merrit Horr lot 
45a 100, Putnam lot 66a 100, Arnot lot 18a 75, Berry 
lot 30a 500 23 97 

Harrington, Clinton P. Greenwich Village 

house 100, barn 100, (house 100, barn 50, Mrs. J. M. 
H. buildings) Upton lot 59a 250, Pine Hill lot 35a 
1500, Arnot lot 12a 200, Whitcomb lot 2a 25, Caswell 
lot 77a 150, Baker lot 2a 50, Darby lot 40a 1800, C. 
N. Powers lot 4a 50, Brown lot 22a 1000, Barrows lot 
27a 800, Mr. J. M. H. home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 
3a 150, Woods lot 55a 200, Eittle lot 88a 1200, 
Slowic lot 65a 225, C. N. Powers No. 2 lot 10a 50 109 02 



15 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Harrington & Vaughan. Greenwich Village 

Peiree lot 20a 250 3 38 

Root, Amelia. 

land 22a 400 5 40 

Richards, J. H. Greenwich Village 

1 barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450 6 75 

Powers, John. 

house 150, barn 100, 3 hen houses 150, grain room 

25, Powers place 58a 500, Brigham lot 3a 75 13 50 

Hunter, George L. Greenwich 

Allen lot 7a 75 1 02 

Drinkwater, Charlotte. Greenwich 

land 56a 800 10 80 

Lincoln, John V. Greenwich 

Sykes land 2 1 -2a 50 68 

Lucas, Addie. South Framingham 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 16 20 

Peiree, Luman P. Orange 

land 153a 900 12 15 

Howe & Wilber. Orange 

Newell barn 100, Newell place 118a 1800 25 65 

Whipple, Warren M. Orange 

land 9a 100 1 35 

Paige, Theodore L. Amherst 

plain lot 9a 150, land 6a 50 2 70 

Cadwell, Frank. 

land 8a 50 68 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry. Amherst 

Freeman land 10a 200 2 70 

Newbry, George (estate). Enfield 

land 11a 150 2 03 

Downing, Edward B. Enfield 

land 5a 25, Horr lot 8a 40 88 

Flint, Josiah W. Enfield 

Stetson lot 140a 500, Cowan lot 30a 100 8 jo 

Woods estate and Ward. Enfield 

Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 2 70 



i6 

NAMKS AND VALUATION Tax 



Garlic, George A. Enfield 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400, 
Downing lot 40a 300 12 83 

Horr, Reuben N. Enfield 

Pierce lot 15a 500 6 75 

Horr, Caroline. Enfield 

Old place 60a 1500 20 25 

Gillett, R. W. Dansville, 111. 

land 40a 100 1 35 

Bond, R. E. Bondsville 

Brigham lot 33a 150, Pierce & Ellis lot 32a 125 3 72 

Wilson, George. Pelham 

land 1 8a 200 2 70 

Shores, David (estate). Pelham 

Abbott lot 70a 300, Conkey lot 64a 600, Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 200 16 54 

Rhodes, Stephen. Pelham 

Clark lot 7a 100 1 35 

Horr, Fanny. Pelham 

land 30a 400 5 40 

Cooke, Theodore L. Pelham 

land 10a 100 1 35 

Putnam, Willard. New Salem 

Kemp lot 30a 300, Ashley lot 30a 800, Berry lot 61a 

800, Hamilton lot 14a 200 28 35 

Cadwell & Glazier. New Salem 

George Lincoln lot 35a 1000 13 50 

Lincoln, Frank W. New Salem 

Dunn lot 26a 500 6 75 

Stacy, Joseph A. (estate). New Salem 

Bigelow lot 36a 400 5 40 

Freeman, Edward A. New Salem 

Pierce lot 6a 75 1 02 

Powers, Mrs. D. E. New Salem 

land 25a 200 2 70 

Hunt, John. New Salem 

Winter & Paige lot 28a 200, Rogers lot 14a 100 4 05 



i7 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Cogswell, Henry A. New Salem 

house 50, Cummings place 35a 275 4 39 

Waterhouse, Jacob T. New Salem 

horse 50, 3 cows 60, yearling 10, 2 barns 275, Hunt 
place 65a 500 12 09 

Berry, George A. Shutesbury 

Pierce meadow 18a 150 2 08 

Pierce, Myron A. Shutesbury 

barn (Potter) 25, Potter land ia 15, Pierce lot 20a 
150, Flint & Gillett lot 65a 250, house 150, barn 25, 
Ames place 44a 150 10 33 

Hemenway, William H. Shutesbury 

School lot 25a 2500 33 75 

Fitts, Rufus. Shutesbury 

land 15a 100 1 35 

Crawford & Tyler. North Dana 

Morgan lot 75a 500 6 75 

Tyler, E. P. North Dana 

land 54a 200, Humes lot 27a 270 6 35 

Lindsey, F. H. (estate). North Dana 

land 40a 100 1 35 

Recor, Joseph. North Dana 

land 45a 125 1 62 

Doubleday, Lewis. North Dana 

land 28a 900 12 15 

Cary, Jerry. North Dana 

land 30a 50 68 

Blodgett, George H. North Dana 

Lincoln lot 40a 200 2 70 

Gee, Charles E. North Dana 

Brown lot 14a 65 88 

Hitchcock & Davis. North Dana 

stock in trade 3000, machinery 600, personal 30, 
house 600, barn 100, office 50, small house 150, mill 
2000, boiler house 100, land 32a 125 91 20 

Woods, J. E. (estate) & Lincoln. North Dana 

2 small houses 50, barn 50, Lindsey lot 95a 400 7 43 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

Woods, Oliver L. (estate). North Dana 

land 25a 500 6 75 

Stevens, Arthur G. North Dana 

building 100, land 17a 50 2 03 

Paige, George D. Hardwick 

land 60a 800 10 80 

Ruggles, Lewis H. Hardwick 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 100 4 73 

Blair, Mrs. Francis. Ware 

land 15a 150 2 13 

Bartlett, Eunice M. Millers Falls 

land 25a 500 6 75 

Howe, Georgianna A. East Brookfield 

house 100, Vaughn place 89a 1100 16 20 

Smith, Jennie A. Agawam 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500 10 47 

Stacy, Ina B. Hartford, Conn. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 1000 17 89 

Hayden, Rufus N. Montague 

H olden lot 10a 150 2 03 

Vaughan, Mrs. E. H. Worcester 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 9a 100 

Warner, George L. [estate]. Westfield 
land 25a 200 

Goodman, Ellen. Newton Highlands 
land 4a 25 

Hartt, John H. Sheridan, Montana 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a 450 

Worcester, Franklin R. Hollis, N. H. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Lincoln lot 63a 200 8 10 

Green, George B. Ludlow 

machinery 400, mill 150, land i-2a 1000, Shores lot 

20a 200, Flint lot 30a 300 27 68 

Adams, -Lorin M. Fitchburg 

house 200, barn 75, Pierce place 125a 1000 17 11 



3 


72 


2 


70 




34 


11 


82 



i9 



NAMKS AND VALUATION 


Tax 


LIST OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM 


TAXATION 


MAY i, 1908 




Russell, Abigail 
real estate 500 


500 00 


Congregational Church Society 
church 1000, land i-2a 50 


1050 00 


Stone, Lucy 
real estate 


500 00 


Woods, Emma M. 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 2 


5 250 00 


Haskins, Hannah 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100 


300 00 


Dickey, Jannett 
real estate 


375 00 


H annum, Mary 
real estate 


500 00 


• 
Shaw, Joseph N. 

real estate 


1000 00 



Ireland, John B. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 

Upton, Henry S. ~ 
real estate 

Vaughan, Ida 

Vaughan lot 26a 200 

Clark, Albert H. 
real estate 550 

Grover, Ophelia E. 
real estate 500 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 
Number of non-residents assessed on property 
Number of persons assessed on property 
Number of male polls assessed 
Tax on each poll 



575 00 
1000 00 
200 00 
500 00 
500 00 



118 

8o 

198 

102 

>2 OO 



20 



Value of assessed personal estate $29,812 00 

Value of assessed real estate, excluding land 43^35 00 

Value of assessed real estate, excluding buildings 111,910 00 



Total valuation May 1, 1908 $185,357 o° 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES. 
INCLUDING OVERSAVINGS 



On personal estate 


$402 


76 




On real estate 


2,100 


40 




On polls 


204 


00 




Total tax 






$2,707 16 






Rate of tax per $1,000 






$*3 50 


Number of horses assessed 






"3 


Number'of cows assessed 






3H 


Number of sheep assessed 









Number of neat cattle other than cows 


assessed 




73 


Number of swine assessed 






24 


Number of dwelling houses assessed 






99 


Number of acres of land assessed 






10,710 


Number of fowls assessed 






1,078 


Value of fowls assessed 






542 



WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Assessors 
WALTER M. WAUGH [ of 
CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



Report of the Selectmen 

FOR THE YEAR 1908-9 



$72 


00 


36 


00 


72 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


6 


00 


$10 


00 



To the Citizens of Prescott, 

The Selectmen present the following report: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong 
Charles R. Briggs 
Luther D. Chapin 
George H. Upton 
Henry S. Upton 
Willard A. Wether ell 

TOWN OFFICERS 

Fred N. Pierce, Town Clerk 

W. F. Wendemuth, services as School Com- 
mittee 25 00 

Ellis A. Thayer, services as School Commit- 
tee 5 00 

George L. Snow, services as School Commit- 
tee 4 00 

W. H. Peirce, services as Selectman, Asses- 
sor and Registrar 

W. H. Peirce, Overseer of the Poor 

W. M. Waugh, services as Selectman, Asses- 
sor and Registrar 

W. M. Waugh, Overseer of the Poor 

C. H. Grout, services as Selectman, Assessor 
and Registrar 

Frank R. Allen as Auditor 

Daniel T. Peirce as Sealer 

H.I. Shaw as Treasurer 



46 


25 


7 


25 


42 


35 


3 


50 


32 


50 


5 


00 


5 


00 


35 


00 



$282 00 



S2 20 85 



23 



TOWN FARM ACCOUNT 

Received from sale of grass $ 

Due from C. H. Cornwell for grass 

" " " " use pasture 

Paid W. M. Waugh for fixing fence 
for grass, auction bills 



n 45 
4 55 

12 OO 



$28 OO 

4 oo 
i oo 



Balance 



STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 



Paid L. Patterson self 

Willie M. Tourtellott 
Carl M. Pierce 
M. Algie Griswold 
Alex M. Petrie 
John F. Cowan 
Fred Chamberlain 
F. A. Griswold 
Leon Iy. Stone 
C. L. Powers 
W. M. Waugh 
A. E. Barnes 
W. H. Peirce 
Harry E. Waugh 
Harry D. Peirce 
Alex M. Petrie 



and team 



SUNDRY EXPENSES 



Putnam & Berry, railings 
W. H. Peirce, posts 
Sharpening tools, cement, &c 

Total cost 



$5 25 
10 50 

34 12 
32 37 
32 37 
30 00 
30 00 

13 12 
23 62 

2 62 
98 00 
90 12 
26 25 
20 25 
22 50 

3 50 



$3 66 

2 40 

3 60 



5 00 
^23 00 



$474 59 



$9 66 
$484 25 



24 

Allotment by State $400 00 

Appropriated by town 100 00 



$500 00 



Balance $15 75 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Wm. H. Petrie, wood for Town Hall 
H. D. Peirce, labor on wood for Town Hall 
Athol Transcript, printing town reports 

tax bills 

C. T. Bagnall, stationery, Assessors' books 
W. F. Wendemuth, burial agent 

" " Library appropriation 

" " inspector of animals 

F. N. Peirce, state record ink 
George W. Brown, painting Town Hall 
H. W. Curtis, for being quarantined 
W. & L. E. Gurley, Sealer's supplies 

D. H. Rice, cost on Waugh horse case 
Morris Fitzgerald on " " " 
C. H. Grout, Deputy Forest Warden 
W. A. Clark, medical attendance on West 

family 

Silas Whitaker, Deputy Forest Warden 
" lt mowing cemetery (2 years) 

F. R. Allen, for making financial returns to 

State 

A. B. Lufkin, 2 plow points 

E. H. Moore, disinfecting Curtis house 
Walter M. Waugh, collecting taxes 1907 

" " inspector of meat 

Cemetery Commissioners' order for mowing 
cemetery 

F. A. Griswold, serving warrants 
" " janitor Town Hall 2 00 



$2 


00 


I 


00 


49 


50 


1 


50 


2 


75 


37 


00 


92 


27 


13 


70 


1 


2 5 


23 


75 


6 


00 


17 


37 


30 


13 


.5 


95 


7 


80 


1 


25 


6 


25 


2 


00 


5 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


45 


00 


1 


25 


6 


80 


5 


00 



25 

C. H. Grout, inspector of meat 9 75 

F. N. Peirce, recording births, marriages and 
deaths 

F. N. Peirce, postage and express 
" " Justice fees 

meeting Town Clerks at Bel- 
chertown 

F. N. Peirce, services as Registrar 

W. H. Peirce, going with hearse 

reimbursement of money paid 
for postage, express, telephone and ex- 
penses out of town, &c. 

W. H. Peirce, services as clerk of Boards 

Howard I. Shaw, postage, express and record 
book 

Howard I. Shaw, Teller at State election 

F. J. Currier 

H. C. Powers 

Frank R. Allen " at annual meeting 

Fred W. Doubleday, Teller at annual meeting 

H.I. Shaw, repairing Town Hall 

$460 80 

TEMPORARY LOANS, STATE AND COUNTY 
TAXES, ETC. 



10 


25 


8 


10 


8 


35 


4 


00 


4 


50 


6 


00 


10 


99 


10 


00 


6 


84 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


50 


1 


5o 


1 


50 


1 


00 



Paid Assessors' abatement of taxes 


$ 10 75 


County tax 


294 64 


State tax 


330 00 


temporary loan 


300 00 


interest on temporary loans 


44 3i 


RECAPITULATION 




Paid support of poor 


$87 00 


miscellaneous account 


460 80 



$979 70 



26 

highways and bridges 779 77 

town officers 220 85 

State Aid 282 00 

State highway 484 25 

support of schools 2 >433 48 

repairs on school houses 286 02 
temporary loans, State and County taxes 

abatements and interest 979 70 

town farm 5 00 

RESOURCES 

Due on 1908 tax 

Due interest on same 

Due from C. H. Cornwell, use of pasture and 

grass 
Due from State on inspection of animals 
Due from State on Soldiers' burial 
Due from State on account State Aid 
Cash in hands of Treasurer 

INABILITIES 

Notes at Orange Savings Bank $1,100 00 

Due Town of Dana support of Peirce Horr 47 41 
Due Town of Ludlow, support of Nathan M. 

Horr 157 57 

Due Tax Collector, 1908 50 00 



$859 38 


23 

nrl 


20 


11 u. 

16 


55 


6 


85 


37 


00 


302 


00 


1,088 


72 



,018 87 



>2,333 7o 



$i,354 98 



Balance in favor of town $978 72 



27 



List of Jurors 

AS PREPARED BY THE SELECTMEN, FEB. 13, 1909 



William H. Petrie 
Frank B. Aiken 
Alexander M. Petrie 
Henry C. Shaw 
Eugene G. Kelley 
George T. Waugh 



Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Merchant 
Farmer 
Farmer 



WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH [ of 
CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor 



FOR 1908 AND 1909 



Paid for wood for Peirce Horr $9 00 

Paid Town of Dana for support of Peirce Horr 78 00 



$87 00 



WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Overseers 

WALTER M. WAUGH [ of the 

CHARLES H. GROUT J Poor of Prescott 



Highway Surveyor's Report 

FOR THE YEAR 1908-1909 



Paid A. B. Gross 


self and team 


#124 45 


C. H. Cornwell 


i l H ( ( 


78 75 


D. L. Cole 


t { < ( ( ( 


4 00 


W. M. Waugh 


< ( i ( i I 


20 05 


J. A. Doubleday 


i ( ( < (< 


104 93 


F. W. Doubleday 


( ( i ( ( ( 


29 50 



28 

labor 



Leon L. Stone 
H. W. Barnes 
Clarence Cole 
John Stacy 
F. A. Griswold 
M. A. Griswold 
Nelson Keezar 
John Horr 
L. A. Upton 
Harry Pierce 
George Brown 
Carl Pierce 
W. H. Pierce 
J. Iy. Hamilton 
W. M. Tourtelott 

A. M. Petrie 
C. S. Amsden 
Silas Whitaker 

B. M. Fisher 
L. Patterson 
Jesse Haskins 
Charles Grout 
Fred Abbott 
H. I. Shaw 
A. P. Hannum 
A. Iy. Barnes 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Paid Mrs. J. P. Vaughan for plank 
J. A. Doubleday 
Putnam & Berry 
E. T. Wheeler 
H. I. Shaw 
D. T. Pierce 
A. P. Hannum 



43 


70 


54 


90 


i 


80 


27 


20 


29 


70 


29 


70 


2 


70 


8 


10 


27 


70 


25 


20 


21 


60 


20 


10 


5 


40 


3 


20 


5 


40 


3 


60 


4 


60 


2 


80 




50 


4 


00 




90 




50 




90 


i 


00 


i 


50 




75 



$38 05 



I 


72 


20 


80 


I 


00 


I 


20 


13 


95 


I 


60 



13 



29 



J. L. Smith, scraper edge 


8 50 




H. C. Shaw, repairs on scraper 


40 




F. J. Currier, repairs and sundries 


3 07 




Sundry expenses 


35 


$90 64 






il cost of highways and bridges 


$779 77 


Appropriation 




800 00 



Balance Feb. 12, 1909 $20 23 

JOHN A. DOUBEEDAY, Highway Surveyor 



Trustees of Wright Fund 

Report as follows: 

Dec. 11, 1908, received interest on fund $59 80 

Paid as follows: 

Mrs. M. W. Haskins 24 90 

Mrs. Lucy Stone 24 90 

Mrs. Iyillie S. F. Brown 10 00 



$59 80 



W. M. WAUGH ) Trustees 

C. W. BERRY [ of 

W. H. PEIRCE ) Wright Fund 



Cemetery Funds for \ 908 



Paige Fund, $100.00 
Haskins Fund, $200.00 
Briggs Fund, $100.00 



income $ 4.00, expended nothing 
income $56.00, expended nothing 
income $10.00, expended nothing 



F. A. GRISWOLD 
E. T. WHEELER 



Cemetery 
Commissioners 



30 

Treasurers Report 

FOR 1908-9, OF THE TOWN OF PRKSCOTT 



1908 

Feb. 17 Received balance from settle- 
ment $495 13 
17 Received from C. H. Corn- 
well one half use of town 
farm pasture, season of 1907 6 00 
17 Received for apples at town 

farm, 1907 12 00 

17 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector taxes 1907 44 67 

March 2 Received from State Treasurer 

by corporation tax 14 01 

April 4 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 tax 196 53 

May 6 Received withheld tax 1907 15 00 

16 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector taxes 1907 46 33 

20 Borrowed of Orange Savings 

Bank 600 00 

26 Received from Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth for the 
tuition of children 15 50 

June 6 Received withheld tax 1907 12 18 

10 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 tax 35 00 

June n Borrowed from the Orange Sav- 
ings Bank 500 00 
July 1 Borrowed from the Athol Sav- 
ings Bank 300 00 
2 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 24 83 



3i 

July ii Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 203 40 

22 Received from A. L. Cornwell 

for grass at town farm 4 15 

27 Received from W. F. Wendemuth 

money overdrawn 1 00 

Aug. 7 Received by sale of apples at 

town hall 2 00 

29 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 31 43 

Sept. 5 Received from State Treasurer 

for the inspection of animals 818 

5 Received withheld tax 1907 20 80 

5 Received withheld tax 1907 13 95 

5 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 6 26 

5 Received from Assessors' abate- 
ment, 1907 tax 4 00 
26 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 37 66 

Oct. 8 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 35 08 

30 Received of W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 3 00 

Nov. 2 Received from W. F. Wende- 
muth, District Supt. money, 
Prescott's share 328 90 

17 Received from State Treasurer 
by corporation tax 

17 Received National Bank tax 

17 Received State aid 

30 Received from State Treas- 
urer, State highway loan 
fund 

30 Received by high school tuition 



13 


84 


45 


43 


312 


00 


400 


00 


102 


00 



32 

Dec. 5 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 14 00 

1909 

Jan. 13 Received from Treasurer Hamp- 
shire County dog fund 67 27 

28 Received from State Treas- 
urer, income Mass. school 
fund 1 218 80 

Feb. 6 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1907 24 19 

6 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1908 Taxes 1877 27 

12 Received from W.N. Pierce for 

grass at town farm for 1908 7 30 

12 Received by subscription to 

paint No. 5 school house red 5 00 

12 Received from Ellis A. Thayer 

by sale of shingles 4 50 

Total receipts $7108 59 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Paid State Aid 


282 00 




County tax 


294 64 




State tax 


330 00 




borrowed money 


300 00 




interest on borrowed money 


44 3i 




Assessors' abatements 


10 75 




School Committee's orders 


2720 50 




Selectmen's orders 


2037 67 




Total expenditures 




$6019 87 




Cash on hand to balance 




1088 72 



17108 59 



33 
LIABILITIES 
Feb. i, 1909 To Orange Savings Bank 



One note $500 00 

One note 600 00 



.iioo 00 



Respectfully, 



HOWARD I. SHAW, 

Treasurer of Prescott 



Feb. 12, 1909 



Auditor's Report 



Having examined the books of the town of Prescott, I 
find them correct to date. The Treasurer has a balance on 
hand of ($1088.72) one thousand eighty-eight dollars and 
seventy-two cents. 

The Collector for 1907 has completed his duties and been 
discharged. There is still due on 1908 tax ($859.38) eight 
hundred fifty-nine dollars and thirty-eight cents. 

F. R. ALLEN, Auditor 
Feb. 12, 1909. 



34 

Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 



Balance from last year 


$1939 14 


Town appropriation 


300 00 


5-6 Superintendents salary refunded 


328 90 


Mass. School Fund 


1218 80 


High School tuition refunded 


102 00 


Tuition State wards 


15 50 


EXPENDITURES 




Superintendent's salary (11 months) 


*33i-i3 


Supervisor of Music and Drawing 


96 00 


Teachers' salaries 


1 1 74 00 


Fuel 


107 49 


Care of rooms 


46 00 


School supplies 


103 91 


Transportation and mileage 


460 00 


High School tuition 


72 00 


Miscellaneous account 


42' 95 



$3904 34 



$2433 48 

Balance on hand $1470 86 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE 

SUPERVISION 

Louis A. Pratt, Superintendent (5 months) $164 47 
G. Alvin Grover, Superintendent (6 months) 166 66 
IyUcy A. Gatchell, Supervisor Music and 

Drawing 96 00 

• #427 13 



35 



TEACHERS' SALARIES 

Alice S. Ames 
Blanche E. Spooner 
Alice M. Titus 
Grace E. Colby 
Augusta C. Lehman 
Marion E. Kelley 
Fanny G. Thayer 
Catherine M. Connor 

FUEL 
E. A. Thayer, 17 cords wood 
E. A. Thayer, cash paid sawing 
W. H. Petrie, 41-4 cords wood 
Harry E. Waugh, sawing . . 
J. L. Hamilton, sawing 
E. G. Kelley, sawing 
George Petrie, kindlings 
John R. Fisher 
Gladys R. Brown " 

CARE OF ROOMS 

George Petrie 

John R. Fisher 

Ida M. Waugh 

Gladys R. Brown 

Augusta C. Lehman 

Elsie M. Wendemuth, cleaning No. 3 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 



The Davis Press 
Milton Bradley Co. 
J. L. Hammett Co. 
Ginn & Co. 
E. E. Babb& Co. 



$ 32 00 
28 00 
90 00 
136 00 
152 00 
160 00 
288 00 
288 00 



— $1174 00 



68 00 

1 88 
17 00 

4 12 
11 49 

2 50 

50 
1 00 

1 00 



> 7 00 

10 00 
12 00 

11 00 

3 00 
3 00 



$107 49 



$46 00 

tl 20 

23 84 
30 29 

24 17 

23 4i 
$103 91 



36 

HIGH SCHOOIy TUITION 

Town of New Salem $ 30 00 

Town of Athol 42 00 



TRANSPORTATION AND MII/EAG3 

W. A. Fuller $ 2 00 

Jennie L,inds 28 50 

John A. Doubleday 45 00 

W. F. Wendemuth 53 75 

Fred W. Lincoln 112 00 

E. M. Fisher 218 00 



MlSCKl^AN^OUS ACCOUNT 



$72 OO 



— $460 OO 



K. T. Wheeler, school committee book $10 31 

Athol Transcript, graduation programs 1 25 

G, Iy. Snow, broom and wash basin 50 

R. E« Capron, printing order blanks 4 15 

J. A. Walden, printing course of study, etc, 5 80 
Iy. A. Pratt, incidentals, express, postage, etc. 7 03 
G. A. Grover •• " " 5 64 

W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census 5 00 

W. F, Wendemuth, postage, express, etc. 3 27 

$42 95 

Total expense for support of schools $ 2 433 48 

DUE THE TOWN ON SCHOOL ACCOUNT 

From State on account Superintendents 

salary $138 88 

From State, tuition State wards (about) 50 00 

— #188 88 



$3*5 17 



37 
REPAIR ACCOUNT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 55 67 

Town Appropriation 250 00 

E. A. Thayer, for shingles 4 50 

Subscription for painting No. 5 red 5 00 



EXPENDITURES 

Webber Lumber Co., lumber 
John Powers, lumber 

E. A. Thayer, material, fitting, etc. 

F. J. Currier, paint, oil, hardware, etc. 

F. N. Doubleday, labor 
John Stacy " 
Eeon Stone " 

E. A. Thayer 

G. W. Brown, labor, painting 

H. I. Shaw, labor and material, No. 3 

H. C. Powers' estate, labor 

W. M. Tourtellotte, labor 

G. W. Brown, labor, painting 

W. H. Giffin, lumber etc. 

F. P. Hall, curtains, etc. 

E. E. Babb & Co., liquid slating 

E- A. Thayer, labor and freight on windows 



Balance on hand for repairs $29 15 

The No. 5 house has been thoroughly repaired, reshingled 
and painted and is now in good condition. The people of that 
section wished to have the house painted red, and contributed 
five dollars of the expense, for the sake of having it that color. 

The No. 2 house was also repaired and painted, and a 
book cupboard put in. 



$61 


60 


5 


80 


7 


76 


34 


03 


2 


00 


H 


00 


10 


00 


18 


00 


23 


06 


64 


15 


H 


00 


12 


00 


12 


00 


2 


97 


1 


70 


1 


70 


1 


25 





— - $286 02 



38 

At No. 3 the foundation wall was relaid and "pointed up," 
a new sill put in on the front, also a book cupboard built, and 
plaster patched up. Your committee believe it is unwise to 
spend much money on this house; better plan to build new in 
the not far distant future. 

No extensive repairs will be needed the coming year. The 
No. 3 and No. 4 houses need painting, and a closet for the 
accommodation of school books and supplies will be built at No. 
5 as soon as the lumber can be secured. 

In view of the fact that we have $500 less balance than last 
year, we recommend an appropriation of $700 for support of 
schools and $50 for repairs and painting. 

For the School Committee 

W. F. WENDKMUTH, Chairman 



SCHOOL COMMI 


TTKE 


K. A. Thayer, secretary 


term expires 1909 


G. L. Snow 


1909 


W. F. Wendemuth, chairman 


" 1911 



39 

Report of the Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee of Prescott : 

It gives me pleasure to submit to you, and through you 
to the citizens of your town, my first annual report, the same 
being the seventh in the series of Superintendent's reports for 
this Union. The appended statistics are for the year closing 
last June, while ^the accompanying remarks cover only a period 
of seven months, — from the first of last July to the present time. 

I assume we are agreed that a report of this nature is 
not a fitting place for the discussion of pedagogical principles or 
methods of teaching. A plain statement of the plans already 
adopted to improve the work of the schools, followed by a brief 
discussion of their most pressing needs, constitutes in my 
judgment, the true essence of such a report as is here desired. 

After an intensive study of the situation, it seemed to your 
superintendent that the most pressing need was an attempt to 
grade the schools, — that is, to insist that each pupil be doing 
the same year's work in all subjects of a sequential nature. To 
this end a course of study was made out, printed, and placed in 
the hands of each teacher. This course of study indicates 
clearly just what work a pupil in a given grade is supposed to 
do in every subject. In order to determine that the work done 
actually conforms to the course of study, each teacher is re- 
quired, at the end of every month, to make a detailed report of 
the work done by each pupil during the preceding month. 
This report is made out on a blank especially provided for the 
purpose, and fastened in the back of the Register. On examin- 
ing these reports, it is an easy matter to discover any essential 
variation between them and the Course of Study. These re- 
ports thus make a permanent and detailed record of the work 
done by each grade for the entire school year, or such portion 
of the year as has expired. I,eft in the desk at the end of the 



4 o 

year, they greatly facilitate the work of the next teacher in get- 
ting a comprehensive idea of the situation of her pupils in the 
various studies. Similarly, if there is a change of teachers 
during the year, they are of great assistance to the incoming 
teacher. They may be also used by the superintendent on vis- 
iting the school, as the basis of a brief oral examination of any 
of the classes. 

In order to still further emphasize the desirability of a rea- 
sonable degree of uniformity, and to arouse a proper feeling of 
emulation, a written examination was given at the end of the 
Fall term to all the schools in the Union. This examination 
was exactly the same in all the schools, was made out by the 
superintendent, and the papers marked and results tabulated by 
him. These results, averaging as they did all the way from 52 
to 87 per cent, clearly proved the existence of great inequalities 
in the work. Nor was it true, as might have been anticipated, 
that the towns with the more highly organized school systems 
were able to get more satisfactory results than those towns in 
which the conditions were, apparently, less favorable. On the 
contrary, the town of New Salem, where the conditions are 
purely rural, led all the other towns in the Union by a substan- 
tial margin. The results, in detail, were read to each school, 
and both pupils and teachers urged to use their best efforts to 
make a better showing in the next examination, which, it is 
planned, shall be given about the middle of February. 

Two general Teachers' Meetings have been held in North 
Dana, one on the 19th of September, and the other on the 23rd 
of January. At the first of these, Mr. A. W. Clark, repre- 
sentative of Ginn & Co., gave an interesting and instructive 
address on penmanship. It is planned to hold two more such 
meetings before the close of the year, and arrangements have 
been made with Mr. J. E. Warren, Agent of the State Board of 
Education, for a Teachers' Institute some time during the 
Spring term. 

When a Superintendent visits a school, it is desirable that 



4i 

he should do something more than sit around for an hour or so, 
look wise and then drive off to the next. He should have some 
definite plans which will make his work effective. It has been 
my practice to write my observations on the discipline and 
work of the school on the page of a note book especially pro- 
vided for the purpose, and which is kept in the teacher's desk. 
These observations, favorable or otherwise, then become the 
basis of a personal conversation between the superintendent 
and teacher, either at recess or after school. Not infrequently, 
I have, with the teacher's permission, taken a class that hap- 
pened to be reciting and proceeded with the lesson, the better 
to illustrate to the teacher the proper application of some prin- 
ciple or method of teaching. I have also made it a practice to 
speak to the pupils on such general topics as would broaden 
their minds, and, if possible, lead them to higher and nobler 
ideals. A report of each visit made by the superintendent has 
been immediately sent to the chairman of the school committee. 
This report states the duration of the visit, gives a list of sup- 
plies delivered and ordered, and contains notes on the general 
condition of the school. These various lines of work, together 
with the distribution of books and supplies, individual conver- 
sations with committee, parents and pupils, answering corres- 
pondence, and attending to the minor details of the office, have 
constituted the bulk of my efforts, and taken the most of my 
time. 

I wish to call your attention to the matter of Medical In- 
spection in the schools. This topic was ably treated in the last 
report of my predecessor, but it does not seem to have aroused 
the degree of interest to which its importance would seem to 
entitle it. Many of our boys and girls are suffering from cura- 
ble diseases without anyone being in the least aware of the 
fact. To discover such diseases and make proper report to the 
parent is one of the principle duties of the Medical Inspector. 
The law, of course, does not go beyond this, but assumes that 
the parent will be glad to act on expert medical advice when 



42 

furnished gratuitously. This, however, is not always the case, 
and many times the real purpose of the law is defeated by the 
inexplicable neglect of parents to heed the warning. The 
teachers are supposed to attend to that part of the law which 
provides for an eye and ear test, and to notify parents upon 
blanks provided for the purpose, if any defect in these organs 
are found. If all or any part of this Act results in saving the 
life, health or happiness of your boy or girl, you will, no doubt, 
appreciate the usefulness of the statute. 

Following is a statement of the results of the Eye and Ear 
Test as given by the teachers: 

Number of pupils examined 55 

Number with defective eyesight 6 

Number with defective hearing 3 

Number of parents notified 4 

Force of circumstances has compelled us to attempt to con- 
duct the Drawing and Music this year without the assistance of 
a special supervisor. As it happened, nearly all of the teachers 
were skilled in these branches, and consequently the work has 
not suffered as much as it otherwise would. It is not to be ex- 
pected, however, that this condition of affairs can be continued 
indefinitely without a material falling off in efficiency in these 
studies. It is hoped that next year an arrangement may be 
made whereby the pupils may have the benefit of skilled super- 
vision in these subjects. 

Two meetings of the teachers of Prescott have been held 
this year largely*for the purpose of determining on plans for the 
conduct of Music and Drawing. At the last meeting, special 
music for the graduation exercises was selected, and the teach- 
ers will soon begin to prepare the children for this event. 

Had it been possible to secure the lumber, a supply closet 
would have been erected at the No. 5 school some time ago. 
When this is done it will be possible to systematize the pur- 
chase and distribution of books and supplies in a much more 
satisfactoty manner than at present. 



43 

It is my belief that it is unwise for a town like Prescott to 
attempt to do the ninth grade work. I am of the opinion that 
when the town has provided a Course of Study covering eight 
years, it has done its full duty, and that children wishing to 
take more advanced work should go elsewhere to find it. 
Moreover, it is, in my judgment, practically impossible to do 
satisfactory ninth grade work in our rural schools. Nearly all 
High School masters testify to the fact that they would rather 
have entering classes from the eighth grade than from the so- 
called ninth grade of the rural school. This is no reflection on 
our schools, but merely a necessary consequence of the condi- 
tions under which we live. It is also wise to remember that 
the time taken in school for the ninth grade recitations, dimin- 
ishes the available time for the other grades, and makes it pro- 
portionately harder to secure the desired results therein. By 
eliminating the ninth grade from our schools, the work in all 
the other grades should be materially strengthened. 

Much good work is being done in the schools. The atti- 
tude of the people in most of the communities is sympathetic 
and helpful. Teachers and pupils are working together with 
unanimity of purpose, and with a commendable desire to excel. 
We are justified in anticipating a continued and increasing 
efficiency. 

Respectfully submitted 

G. ALVIN GROVKR 

Superintendent of Schools 






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School Calendar 



1909 


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End of Spring term 






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46 

Report of the Trustees of the Prescott 
Free Public Library 



The Trustees of the Prescott Free Public Library present 
the following report: 

The Library continues to be popular and very useful in 
furnishing our people with good reading. We are glad to note 
that it is being used more and more by the young people, the 
boys and girls. 

The usefulness of the Library has been greatly increased, 
as we expected it would be, by the establishment of the 
branches. On the Hill, 607 bDoks have been loaned during 
the year, notwithstanding the fact that there were only about 
150 books there to select from. At the Bast branch under the 
same conditions 340 books have been loaned. The main Li- 
brary has loaned 480 volumes. Mrs. Brown and Miss Eva 
Wendemuth continue to render gratuitous service in the care 
of the branches. We desire to extend to them our sincere 
thanks in behalf of the people they serve. 

Some 150 volumes have been purchased but owing to delay 
in reaching us we are unable to catalogue them and present a 
printed list herewith, as has been our custom in the past. 
These new books will doubtless be on our shelves before this 
report reaches the voters. 

The small Library room is already overcrowded and steps 
must soon be taken to provide more room. 

The Commonwealth has furnished the usual supply of 
Public Documents, Reports, &c. H. C. Powers, who has been 
a member of the board of trustees ever since the Library was 
founded in 1891, passed away during the year. He was a true 
friend of the Library, and we trust his place will be filled by 
someone equally interested. 



47 

Mrs. F. A. Griswold, who succeeded her daughter as Libra- 
rian, when the latter married and left town, has been very 
faithful and and efficient, and has been engaged to serve anoth- 
er year. 

The Trustee whose term expires this year is H. A. Reed. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year 
Town appropriation 
Dog fund 

Fines and sale of catalogue 

$104 it 

EXPENDITURES 

Mrs. F. A. Griswold, Librarian 

C. W. Clark &c, books 

R. E. Capron, printing 

W. F. Wendemuth, services in connection 

with branches 
W. F. Wendemuth, postage and express 

$34 09 

Balance on hand $70 02 

For the Trustees 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, February 17, 1909 



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Valuation and Taxes 



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Official Reports 



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1909-1910 



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1910 




Valuation and Taxes 



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Official Reports 



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FOR THE YEAR 



1909-1910 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN sf PRESCOTT 

oMa^ 1, 1909 

*3 NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

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Abbott, Milo W. (heirs of) 






house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 






2500 


$47 58 


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Abbott, Harry W. 






horse 75, cow 15, personal estate 25 


3 80 


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Abbott, Bert C. 

horse 35, 2 cows 60, personal estate 15, house 175, 






barn 75, home place 32a 350 


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Abbott, Frederick 


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Abbott, Charles J. 

horse 25, house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 






900 


22 67 




Aiken, Frank B. (adm'r of estate of J. M. Aiken) 






2 horses 75, 2 cows 56, personal estate 5 


2 12 




Aikens, James M. (heirs of) 






house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 






78a 1200 (exempt 500) 


21 84 


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Aiken, Frank B. 






horse 50, 2 cows 70, 8 fowls 4, personal estate 6 


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Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 300, 16 cows 480, 1 two-year-old 25, 9 






yearlings 112, 20 fowls 10, personal estate 75 


17 63 




Allen, George F. (heirs of) - 






house 325, 2 barns 475, wind mill 100, home place 






175a 2100, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 






50 


52 26 




Aiken, Mabel (heirs of) 






land 55a 275 


4 29 






NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Amsden, Charles S. 

horse 50, personal estate 5, house 100, barn 25, 
home place 4a 75, Vaughan lot 15 6 22 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1 56 

Andrews, Fred N. (heirs or devisees) 

personal estate 15, house 350, barn 75, shed 25, 
home place ia 50 8 04 

Armstrong, Jeremiah 

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Barnes, Allie Iy. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 168, 30 fowls 15, personal es- 
tate 20, house 100, barn 350, home place 83a 
1 100, Woods lot 10a 125 33 64 

Barnes, Herbert 

hores 75, personal estate 25 3 56 

1 Beecher, John 2 00 

1 Berry, Henry L. 2 00 

1 Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 250, 10 cows 300, 1 yearling 15, personal 
estate 50, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home 
place 102a 1035 36 72 

Berry, Annie Iy. 

cow 25, 1 yearling 12, house 200, barn 200, shed 
50, cider mill 50, home place 90a 725, Egypt lot 
6a 75 20 86 

Blinn, Homer R. 

horse 10 2 16 

Blinn, Henry R. 2 00 

1 Brown, Marshall F. 

personal estate 500 9 80 

Brown, L. Flora 

horse 25, cow 25, 1 two-year old 20, 1 yearling 15, 
30 fowls 15, house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 
100, home place 52a 200, Powers place 170a 450, 
Stone lot 1 8a 125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 

2 i-2a 10, Gray lot 30a 500 3 2 53 
Brown & Simmons 

land 12a 150 2 34 

Brown, James 

3 horses 225, 9 cows 250, 1 two-year-old 30, 1 
yearling 12, 20 fowls 10, personal estate 70, house 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



175, barn 400, home place 105a 1500 43 68 

Brown, George W. 

2 yearlings 20 2 31 

Browne, Arthur L. 

horse 20, 4 cows 120 4 18 

Browne, Lilly S. F. 

house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 350 12 48 
Burroughs, Lura C. 

personal estate 25, house 425, barn 100, horse 

barn 50, shed 100, home place 43a 400 17 16 

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Cadrett, Andrew 

personal estate 25, house 150, barn 50, shop 25, 
home place 54a 150 8 24 

Carlson, John 

horse 25, cow 30, personal estate 15, house 250, 
barn 150, home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50 12 06 

1 Chapin, Luther D. 
1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 190, 9 cows 250, 2 yearlings 35, 1 swine 

10, personal estate 40 10 19 

Chamberlain, Rosa M. 

house 500, barn 300, vinegar house 75, home 
place 78a 1 125 31 20 

Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 250, 6 cows 170, 20 fowls 10, personal es- 
tate 25, house 200, barn 100, shed 25, home place 
80a 500 21 97 

Clark, Walter A. 

horse 25, personal estate 10 2 55 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. 

horse 25, 12 cows 320, 5 fowls 2, personal estate 
100, house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 
130a 1700, Webber lot 6a 50 52 21 

Clark, Albert H. 

house 200, barn 100, cider mill 100, home place 
21a 150 (exempt, soldier) 

Cole, David L. 

2 horses 200, 3 cows 90, 1 swine 10, personal es- 
tate 25, house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 16 82 

Cole, Clarence 2 00 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



i Cole, Adelbert 2 00 

1 Cowan, John F. 

2 horses 200, 7 cows 210, 3 yearlings 45, 15 fowls 
8, personal estate 25, 2 barns 250, home place 70a 
800 26 00 

Cowan, Eliza 

1 horse 60, personal estate 20 1 25 
Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, horse 25, cow 20, personal 
estate 35, house and store 750, barn 150, shop 75, 
henhouse 30, home place ia 25, Haskins & John- 
son lot ia 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 
160, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70 40 07 

Crossett, Harriet I. 

personal estate 20, house and store 700, barn 100, 

land 5000 feet 10 12 95 

Congregational Church Society 

house 700, barn 200, home place 11a 300 18 72 

Capin, Franklin R. 2 00 

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Doubleday, John A. 

horse 25, 2 cows 60, 65 fowls 32, personal estate 

15, 2 houses 400, barn 200, home place 70a 500 21 22 
Doubleday, Fred W. 2 00 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees of) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, 

Holden barn 25, home place 104a 1400, 

Holden place 4a 50 35 10 

Dagle, William F. 2 00 

Dickey, Jannette 

house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 (exempt) 

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Fisher, Erwin M. 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 95, 3 yearlings 30, personal 
estate 15, house 100, barn 100, shed 25, barn (old 
place) 50, home place 50a 275, Old place 52a 450 21 34 

Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 125, 3 cows 90, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling 
12, personal estate 40, house 100, barn 100, shed 
50, home place 57a 350 15 7^ 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade iooo, 3 horses 300, cow 20, personal 
estate 20, store 150, house 175, barn 175, shop 50, 
store house 50, store land 2500 feet 10, home 
place 10a 150, out lot 4a 25 35 15 



Gifford, Addison F. 

horse 45, 2 cows 70, 1 yearling 12, 24 fowls 12, 
personal estate 30 4 64 

Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 120, 2 two-year-olds 40, 3 
yearlings 40, house 200, barn 100, home place 40a 
450 18 38 

Griswold, M. Algie 200 

Grover, Ophelia E. 

house 250, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 475, (ex- 
empt 500) 5 46 

Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 200, 12 cows 360, 15 fowls 8, personal es- 
tate 40, house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home place 

75a 800 30 59 

Gross, Austin B. 

3 horses 250, cow 30, 1 yearling 12, 10 fowls 5, 
personal estate 35, house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 

50, home place 110a 1000 29 80 

Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 125, personal estate 10 4 11 

Gilbert, Charlotte F. 

house 325, home place ia 25 5 46 

Gleason, Susan 

house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 6 24 

Gleason, Elmer 

horse 125, cow 25, personal estate 10 4 50 

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Haskins, Hannah 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100, (widow's 

exemption) 
Haskins, Criton G. 

horse 25, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 6 29 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Haskins, Henry M. 

5 horses 400, personal estate 530, house 250, barn 
100, shed 25, home place 70a 600 33 72 

1 Haskins, Jesse L,. 2 00 

1 Haskins, Harry F. 2 00 

1 Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 160, 12 cows 360, 3 two-year-olds 60, per- 
sonal estate 80 12 30 
Hannum, Charles E. 2 00 
Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 

Berry land 6a 150 2 34 

Hannum, Park [heirs or devisees of] 

house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, carriage house 
50, home place 62a 900, Shaw lot 20a 1200, [wid- 
ow's exemption 500] 29 88 
Hamilton, Frank W. 

stock in trade 50 2 78 

1 Hamilton, John L. 2 00 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

14 fowls 7, land 10a 200 5 2 3 

Harrington, Joseph M. [heirs or devisees of] 

Oakes lot 80a 3000 46 80 

Horr, Elbridge F. 

2 horses 100, house 50, barn 50, home place 50a 
200, Mitchell lot 7a 75 9 4i 

Horr, Harry 2 00 

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Ireland, John B. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125, [exempt, 
soldier] 

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Johnson, Henry A. 

2 horses 150, personal estate 30 4 8l 

Johnson, Lyman S. . 

5 cows 125, 2 yearlings 30, house 275, barn 100, 
home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 74a 800 44 59 

Johnson, William H. 

horse 25, 8 cows 175, house 350, barn 300, home 
place 51a 1 100, Brigham lot 25a 300 37 IO 

Johnson, Charles H. 

2 horses 175, personal estate 15 4 9 6 



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NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



Johnson, Andrew 

6 cows 150, 3 yearlings 45, house 150, barn 100, 

home place 77a 885, land 17a 100 24 31 

Johnson, Ansel [heirs or devisees of] 

Old place 123a 1000 15 60 

Johnson, Margaret [heirs or devisees of] 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 8 58 

Jennison, Eliza A. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pasture 

lot 9a 50 13 26 

Jennison, Eliza A. [guardian of Lawson Bigelow] 

personal estate 600 9 36 

K 

Kezar, Henry M. 

horse 40, personal estate 10 2 78 

Kezar, Nelson 2 00 

Kelley, Lewis 2 00 

Kelley, Ambrose 2 00 

Kelley, Eugene G. 

3 horses 125, 14 cows 350, 3 two-3'ear-olds 40, 8 
yearlings 100, personal estate 205, house 700, barn 
400, storehouse 75, shed 50, carriage house 100, 
home place 102a 1500, Kelley lot 100a 1500, out 
lot 7a 140 84 45 

L 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 75, 3 cows 75, 2 yearlings 27, 28 fowls 14, 
personal estate 10, house 250, barn 400, henhouse 
50, home place 160a 1000 31 66 

Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 55, cow 25, personal estate 10. Bishop 

lot 44a 200 6 52 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. [heirs or devisees of] 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250 8 19 

Lawless, John H. 2 00 

Lachance, Frank 2 00 

Laplant, Everett 

3 horses 300, cow 20, 1 yearling 12, personal es- 
tate 10 7 33 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 130, machine^ 600, house 600, 
barn 100, office 50, small house 150, mill 2000, 
boiler house 100, land 32a 125 62 14 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 50, cow 30, 100 fowls 50, personal estate 
1010, house 175, barn 100, shed 25, henhouses 
150, home place 27a 350, Abbott land 8a 120, Ab- 
bott Egypt lot 10a 150 36 47 

Miller, William O. 2 00 

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Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 90, 2 cows 60, 50 fowls 25, personal 25, 
house 250, barn 100, henhouse 50, home place 25a 
250 ^ 15 26 

Paige, Christopher W. [heirs or devisees of] 

house 350, barn 200, home place 104a 1500 31 98 

Paige, John C. 

cow 25 2 39 

Paige, John C. & [C. W. Paige heirs or devisees J 

horse 50, 5 cows 125, personal estate 10 2 89 

Paige, Charles W. 

horse 25 2 39 

Petrie, William H. 

horse 70, 8 cows 240, 1 yearling 12, 5 fowls 2, per- 
sonal 5, house 200, barn 500, shed 25, henhouse 
40, home place 80a 500 26 S 7 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

horse 125, 3 cows 90, 1 yearling 15, personal 10, 
house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 17 44 

Peirce, Fred N. 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, personal 20, house 550, barn 

100, home place 45a 300, Henry lot 24a 75 20 02 

Peirce, Waldo H. 

horse 65, cow 30, personal 20, house 350, barn 
125, home place i-2a 25, Peirce lot 28a 600, Berry 
lot 12a 75, Titus lot 5a 50 22 91 

Peirce, Daniel T. 

horse 40, 3 cows 70, house 200, barn 50, Freeman 
house 75, Chapin house 25, Chapin barn 25, home 



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place 70a 850, Freeman land 4a 20, Chapin land 

1 a 25, Fish lot 10a 25 
1 Peiree, Carl M. 
1 Peiree, Ellis F. 

3 horses 150, 3 cows 75, personal 25, house 250, 

barn 125, shed 25, home place 74a 500 
Powers, Miner E. 

horse 75, 2 cows 60, 1 yearling 15, 250 fowls 125, 

personal 30 
Powers, Edna J. 

1 cow 30, 10 fowls 5, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, 

home place 25a 350 
Powers, Adelbert L. 
Powers, Herman C. (heirs or devisees of) 

Putnam & Cadwell lot 30a 125 
Powers, Charles L. 
Powers, H. C. (heirs or devisees of ) & W. Putnam 

Caswell place 150a 450 
Potter, Carrie 

house 50, land i~4a 5 

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Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 250, 12 cows 360, 1 two-year-old 20, 10 

yearlings 125, 2 swine 30, personal 50, house 550, 

barn 350, shed 25, home place 115a 2250 
Reed, Harry A. 

horse 100, personal 25, Sykes lot 2 i-2a 50 
Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50 
Russell, Abigail 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 400 
Ryder, Addie 

house 350, barn 50, home place 60a 1000 



23 92 
2 00 



19 94 



6 76 



10 


69 


2 


00 


I 


95 


2 


OG 


7 


02 




86 



64 56 


4 


73 




78 


15 


21 


21 


04 



Shattuck, Charles W. 

2 horses 200, 5 cows 140, 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 
yearling 12, 5 swine 55, 70 fowls 35, personal 55, 
house 200, barn 150, shed 25, home place 100a 
900 

Shaw, Joseph N. (heirs or devisees of) 

2 horses 40, cow 25, yearling 12, personal 20, 2 



30 11 



12 



xfx 

r— < 

o 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



houses 375, barn ioo, horse barn 75, shop 100, 
home place 70a 1700, [soldier's widow's exemp- 
tion 785] 25 93 

Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 65, 8 cows 200, 6 yearlings 75, personal 
210, house 250, barn 150, shed 50, Peirce house 
225, home place 75a 550, Peirce land 18a 200, Fish 
lot 10a 100 34 37 

Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 400, horse 80, personal 100, house 
and store 350, shop 50, Peirce barn 100, home 
place 29a 500 26 65 

Smith, Justin L. 

2 horses 125, 9 cows 270, two-year-old 20, personal 
10, house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a 

1050 31 64 

Snow, George L. 

3 horses 125, 9 cows 225, 2 two-year-olds 25, 2 
yearlings 20, 20 fowls 10, personal 20, house 300, 

barn 275, horse barn 75, home place 78a 1200 37 49 

Stacy, John N. 2 00 

Stone, Leon L. 2 00 

Stone, Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, home place 52a 400 [widow's 
exemption 500] 2 73 

Snyder, Fred 2 00 

T 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 210, personal 25, house 225, 
barn 100, home place 89a 800, Snyder lot 30a 250, 
Vaughn lot 25a 200 32 58 

Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 125, personal 15, 418 

Thrasher, Samuel [heirs or devisees of] 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old place 
43 a 575. Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 20a 
100 21 84 

u 

Upton, Henry S. 

cow 25, 60 fowls 30, house 300, barn 150, hen- 
house 25, shop 50, home place 20a 225, [soldiers' 
exemption] 



o 

Ph 



13 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Upton, Eeighton A. 

2 cows 6.0, personal 10, house 200, shed 25, home 
place 1 a 25 6 99 

Upton, George H. [soldier's exemption J 

Vaughau, Howard A. 

3 cows 90, 2 yearlings 25, 23 fowls 11 3 96 
Vaughan, Mrs. Joseph P. 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 120, 10 fowls 5, personal 100, 
house 500, barn 125, henhouse 75, home place 84a 

750 27 69 

Vaughn, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 6 68 

Vaughan, Ida 

land 36a 200, [widow's exemption 200 
Vaughan, Clorinda G. 

land 46a 700 10 92 

Waugh, Walter M. 

3 horses 165, 20 cows 600, 4 two-year-olds 80, 1 
yearling 12, 2 swine 20, 40 fowls 20, personal 45, 
house 500, barn 200, Smith house 50, Smith barn 
125, Smith shed 25, home place 64a 900, Smith 
place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, Fisher lot 2a 

10 57 4i 

Waugh, George T. 2 00 

Wendemuth, William F. 

3 cows 65, 50 fowls 25, house 100, barn 100, home 
place 73a 400, 12 76 

Wheeler, Edward T. 

horse 100, 13 cows 340, personal 25 9 26 

Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 55, 85 fowls 42, personal 25, house 

150, barn 100, henhouse 25, home place 70a 350 14 82 

Wolff, Frank F. 

horse 35, cow 28, personal 50, house 150, barn 

100, shed 25, home place 68a 400 14 29 

Woods, Emma 

house 200, henhouse 25, home place 5a 25, [wid- 
ow's exemption 250] 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 23a 450, Elizabeth Wood lot 35a 450 $14 04 

Woods & Harrington 

house 150, barn 75, henhouse 25, home place 50a 

250 7 80 

Hamilton, George L. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 4 68 

Fay, O. A. 

land 8a 50 78 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 1500 23 40 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 
Clark, Naomi 

land 64a 550 8 58 

Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 300 4 68 

Thrasher, Joseph 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 25, Sanderson lot 30a 

275, Clark lot 10a 25 7 41 

Cutler, Smith 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 200 3 51 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 300 4 68 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 50 78 

Alden, E. S. P. & Son 

land 25a 300 4 68 

Harrington & Fay 

Horr lot 60a 700, Paige lot 120a 300, Merrit Horr 
lot 45a 100, Putnam lot 60a 100, Arnot lot 18a 75, 
Berry lot 30a 500 27 69 

Harrington, Clinton P. o 

Upton house 100, Upton barn 100, Harrington 
house 100, Harrington barn 50, Upton place 59a 250, 
Mrs. J. Harrington home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 



15 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



150, Pine Hill lot 35a 1500, Arnot lot 12a 200, Whit- 
comb mill lot 2a 25, Caswell lot 77a 150, Baker lot 
2a 50, Darby lot 40a 1800, C.N. Powers 4a 50, Brown 
lot 22a 1200, Barrows lot 27a 800, Woods lot 55a 200, 
Little lot 88a 1200, Slowic lot 65a 225, C. N. Pow- 
ers No. 2 lot 10a 50 129 09 

Harrington & Vaughan 

Peirce land 20a 250 3 90 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 400 6 24 

Richards, J. H. 

barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450 7 80 

Powers, John 

house 150, barn 100, 3 henhouses 150, grain room 

25, Powers place 58a 500, Brigham lot 3a 75, 15 60 

Hunter, George L. 

Allen lot 7a 75 117 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 800 12 48 

Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry lot 6a 50 78 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

Lucas, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 18 72 

ORANGE 

Peirce, Luman P. 

land 153a 900 14 04 

Howe & Wilber 

barn 100, Newell place 118a 1800 29 64 

Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 2 34 

Cadwell & Glazier 

George Lincoln lot 35a 1200 18 72 

AMHERST 

Paige, Theodore L. 

Plain lot 9a 150, land 6a 50 312 



i6 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry 

Freeman land ioa 200 312 

Cadwell, Frank 

land 8a 50 78 

ENFIELD 

Newbry, George [heirs or devisees of] 

land 11a 150 2 34 

Downing, Edward B. 

land 5a 25, Horr lot 8a 40 1 02 

Ward, A. J. N. 

Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 312 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 140a 500, Cowan lot 30a 100 9 36 

Garlic, George A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400, 
Downing lot 40a 300 14 82 

Horr, Reuben N. 

Peirce lot 15a 700 10 92 

Horr, Caroline 

Old place 60a 1500 23 40 

DANVILLE, ILL. 

Gillett, R. W. 

land 40a 100 1 56 

BONDVILLE 

Bend, R. L. 

Biigham lot 33a 650, Peirce & Ellis lot 32a 500 17 94 

PELHAM 

Wilson, George [heirs or devisees of] 

land 1 8a 200 312 

Shores, Emeline A. 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 64a 400, Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250, Hunt lot 4a 10 20 05 

Rhodes, Stephen 

Clark lot 7a 100 1 56 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 400 6 24 



^7 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Cook, Theodore L. 

land ioa ioo i 56 

NEW SALEM 

Putnam, Willard 

Kemp lot 30a 300, Berry lot 6ia40o, Ashley 30a 800, 

Hamilton lot 14a 200 26 52 

Putnam, & Berry 

Shaw lot 18a 100 1 56 

Lincoln, Frank W. 

Dunn lot 26a 500 7 80 

Stacy, Joseph 

(Heirs or Devisees of) Bigelow lot 36a 400 6 24 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Peirce land 6a 75 1 17 

Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

land 25a 200 312 

Hunt, John 

Winter & Paige lot 28a 200, Rogers lot 14a 100 4 68 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

house 50, Commings place 35a 275 5 07 

Waterhouse, Jacob T. 

horse 50, 3 cows 60, two-year-old 15, 20 fowlo 10, 

2 barns 275, Hunt place 65a 500 14 20 

SHUTESBURY 

Berry, George A. 

Peirce meadow 18a 150 2 34 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, barn 25, Potter land 
ia 15, Ames place 44a 150, Peirce lot 20a 150, 
Flint & Gillett 65a 300 12 72 

Hemenway, William H. 

School lot 25a 2800 43 68 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1 56 



i8 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford, & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 500 
Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 200, Humes lot 27a 270 
Lindsey, F, H. 

(Heirs or Devisees of) land 40a 100 
Recore, Joseph 

land 45a 125 
Doubleday, Lewis 

land 28a 900 
Cary, Jerry 

land 30a 50 
Blodgett, George 

[Heirs or Devisee of] Lincoln lot 40a 200 
Gee, Charles E. 

Brown lot 4a 100 
Wood, J. F. [Heirs of] & Lincoln 

2 small houses 50, barn 50, Lindsey lot 95a 400, 

Mountain lot 8a 50 
Woods, Oliver L. 

[Heirs of] land 25a 700 
Stevens, Arthur G. 

Building 50, land 17a 50 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60a 800 12 48 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 100 5 46 

ware 
Blair, Mrs. Francis 

land 15a 150 2 34 



7 


80 


7 


33 


1 


56 


1 


95 


x 4 


04 




78 


3 


12 


1 


56 


8 


58 


10 


92 


1 


56 



19 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



MILLERS FALLS 
Bartlett, Eunice M. 

land 25a 700 10 92 

EAST BROOKFIELD 

Howe, Georgianna A. 

house 50, Vaughan place 89a 1500 24 18 

AGAWAM 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500 12 09 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 1200 23 79 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 2 34 

WORCESTER 
Vaughn, Mrs. E. H. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a 100 4 29 

WESTFIELD 

Warner, George L,. 

land 25a 200 312 

NEWTON HIGHLANDS 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 29 

SHERIDAN, MONTANA 

Hart, John H. 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a 450 13 65 

HOLLIS, NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Worcester, Franklin R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot iooa 400, Lincoln lot 63a 200 9 36 

LUDLOW 

Green, George W. 

machinery 400, mill 150, land i-2a 1000, 

Shores lot 20a 200, Flint lot 30a 300 31 98 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

FITCHBURG 

Adams, Lewis M. 

house 200, barn 75, Peirce place 125a 1000 19 89 

SPRINGFIELD 

Vaughan, Bertell F. 

house 250, barn 50, home place 70a 300 9 36 

PROPERTY OF RELIGIOUS SOCIETY EXEMPT 
FROM TAXATION. 

Congregational Church Society 
church 1000, land i-2a 50. 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 116 

Number of non-residents assessed on property 65 

Number of persons assessed on property 192 

Number of male polls assessed 105 

Tax on each poll $2 00 

Value of assessed personal estate $26,924 00 

Value of assessed real estate, excluding:' land $43,860 00 
Value of assessed real estate, excluding buildings $116,815 00 



Total valuation May 1, 1909. $ J 87,599 00 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES 
INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate $420 05 

On real estate $2,498 80 

On polls $210 00 

Total $3,128 85 

Rate of tax per $1,000. $15 60 

Number of horses assessed 113 



21 



Number of cows 

Number of sheep 

Number of neat cattle other than cows assessed 

Number of swine 

Number of dwelling houses assessed 

Number of acres of land assessed 

Number of fowls assessed 

Value of fowls assessed 



WALDO H. PEIRCE 
WALTER M. WAUGH 
CHARLES H. GROUT ) 



1 



308 
o 

95 
1 1 

100 

10,900 

1,037 

$517 00 

Assessors 

of 
Peescott 



Town Clerics Report 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1909 



Date 



Name of Child 



Parents 



Feb. 28 Mertie D. Hunt 



Mar. 3 Irene V. Shaw 



June 2 Robert D. Abbott 



Dec. 18 Vera C. Laplante 



Joseph G. Hunt 
Grace B. Joslyn 

Henry C. Shaw 
Abbie A. Haskins 

Bert C. Abbot 
Cora Iy. Lamson 

Everett E. Laplante 
Annis E. Stacy 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1909 



Date 


Name 


Age 


Residence 




Place 


Jan. 15 


Everett E. Stockwell 


21 


'0 
Vernon, Vt. 


Rev. 


E. L. Smiley 




Gertrude V. Cole 


18 


Prescott, Mass. 




Prescott, Mass. 


Feb. 22 


Howard I. Shaw 


46 


Prescott, Mass. 


Rev. 


A. F. Gifford 




Augusta Richardson 


60 


Newton, Mass. 




Prescott, Mass. 


Feb. 24 


Clarence L. Joslyn 


21 


Prescott, Mass. 


Rev. 


W. B. Grover 




Maud Billings 


18 


Prescott, Mass. 




Prescott, Mass. 


June 16 


Carl M. Peirce 


40 


Prescott, Mass. 


Rev 


. C. H. Chapin 




Eva L. Fisher 


33 


Orange, Mass. 




Phillpston, Mass. 


Oct. 20 


Alfred H. Haskins 


20 


Prescott, Mass. 


Rev, 


, C. W. Merriam 




Minnie A. Fuller 


21 


Farley, Mass. 




Greenfield, Mass. 



23 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1909 



Date 


Name 




Age 




Place of Death 








YRS. 


m. 


D. 




Mar. 


11 


Margaret Johnson 


8l 


1 


II 


Prescott, Mass. 


Mar. 


24 


Thomas R. Burns 


38 


5 




Prescott, Mass. 


Mar. 


30 


James M. Aiken 


75 


4 


21 


Prescott, Mass. 


Apr. 


21 


Joseph N. Shaw 


73 


8 


27 


Prescott, Mass. 


May 


3 


Abigail Russell 


95 


4 


9 


Prescott, Mass. 


June 


24 


Cordelia E. Abbott 


75 


10 


7 


Prescott, Mass. 


June 


28 


Angeline F. Peirce 


7i 





3 


Prescott, Mass. 


July 


18 


Henry S. Upton 


63 


8 




Prescott, Mass. 


July 


21 


Mary E. Upton 


64 


10 




Prescott, Mass. 


July 


28 


Frances A. Vaughn 


64 


4 




Prescott, Mass. 


Sept. 


29 


Ivilla A. Whitaker 


45 





12 


Prescott, Mass. 


Dec. 


9 


Henry E. Berry 

C 


46 

. c. : 


6 

fue: 


2 
LEI 


Prescott, Mass. 
1, Town Clerk 



Report of the Selectmen 

FOR THE YEAR 1909-10 



To THK ClTlZKNS OF PRESCOTT, 

The Selectmen present the following report: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong $72 00 

Charles R. Briggs 30 00 

Luther D. Chapin 72 00 

George H. Upton 64 00 

Henry S. Upton 20 00 



$258 00 



TOWN OFFICERS 

C. C. Fuller, services as Registrar $4 50 

Town Clerk 10 00 

Howard I. Shaw " Treasurer 35 00 

W. H. Peirce " Selectman, As- 

sessor and Registrar q 34 00 

W. H. Peirce, services as Overseer of the 

Poor 3 00 

W. M. Waugh, services as Selectman, As- 
sessor and Registrar 

W. M. Waugh, Overseer of the Poor 

C. H. Grout, services as Selectman, Asses- 
sor and Registrar 

Miner E. Powers, services as Auditor 

Daniel T. Peirce, services as Sealer of 
Weights and Measures 

F. A. Griswold, services as Constable 

W.F. Wendemuth, services as School Com- 
mittee 25 00 

A. M. Petrie, services as School Commit- 
tee 5 00 

E. A. Thayer, services as School Committee 5 00 



32 


00 


4 


50 


35 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 



J208 00 



25 



TOWN FARM ACCOUNT 

Received from sale of grass $12 00 

Received for use of pasture 12 00 

STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 



>24 00 



Paid Carl M. Peirce self 


$47 80 


Leon Iy. Stone " 


46 73 


Charles H. Grout self and team 


94 00 


W. M. Waugh 


109 50 


James Bunker " " 


45 18 


Allie L. Barnes 


106 75 


Harry D. Peirce " 


45 18 


L. A. Upton 


41 68 


James Brown " 


23 63 


M. A. Griswold 


38 18 


A. M. Petrie 


20 13 


C. G. Haskins 


8 75 


W. 0. Miller 


28 88 


Fred Chamberlain, " and team 


32 00 


F. A. Griswold 


18 38 


L. Patterson " 


14 00 


John F. Cowan " and team 


24 00 


A. B. Gross 


24 00 


F. B. Aiken 


8 75 

Ot ' *i 1-1 >-r 1-1 /-> 




#777 7 2 


SUNDRY EXPENSES 




Paid George Petrie, care of lanterns and oil 


3 00 


Frank J. Currier, tools 


7 53 


H. C. Shaw, sharpening tools 


6 30 


W. M. Waugh, dynamite 


6 41 


Express and sundries 


87 


A. M. Petrie for two stone monuments 


2 00 




foQ T T 




]p20 11 



Total cost of improvement 



$805 83 



26 

Allotment by state $600 00 

Appropriated by town 200 00 



5oo 00 



Overdrawn $5 83 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Athol Transcript, printing town reports $45 10 
W. M. Waugh, moving safes for Town 

Clerks 3 60 

W. B. Segar, examining state children 

at F. B. Aiken's 3 00 

C. T. Bagnall, Assessors' supplies, sta- 
tionary, &c 6 20 
Waldo H. Peirce, money paid for 

blanks and Overseers of the Pod? 

book 6 18 

H. C. Shaw, setting tire on hearse 1 25 

Fred Abbott, mowing Fish cemetery 3 00 

F. A. Griswold, for mowing Town hall 

cemetery 2 60 

Hobb, Warren & Co., Assessors' and 

Collectors' books 4 75 

E. M. Fisher, for painting fence around 

lot in cemetery 1 75 

E. M. Fisher for painting West ceme- 
tery fence 16 72 

Athol Transcript Co., tax bills 1 50 

F. R. Allen, for making financial re- 
turns 5 00 

A.M. Petrie, setting bound of highway 

between Prescott and New Salem 2 00 

W. F. Wendemuth for use of Public 
Library 15 00 

F. W. Lincoln for fighting fire on Cary 



. 2 7 

Hill 3 40 

C. C. Fuller, state ink 73 

express and postage 3 85 

dog license blanks 85 

" " for birth returns 75 

recording births, marriages 

and deaths 9 00 
C. C. Fuller, meeting Town Clerks, Bel- 

chertown 4 00 

W. H. Peirce, clerk of boards 10 00 

• " express and postage, &c. 6 10 

going with hearse 16 00 

W. M. Waugh, telephone 55 

going with hearse 4 00 

inspection of meat 3 75 

C. H. Grout . " " 7 75 

H. I. Shaw, express and postage 6 44 

repairs on Town Hall 1 90 

teller, state election 1 50 

Frank R. Allen, teller 1 50 

F. W. Doubleday, teller (two meetings) 3 00 

F. J. Currier, " state election 1 50 

W. F. Wendemuth, inspector of animals 18 60 

F. A. Griswold, janitor 2 00 



$224 82 

TEMPORARY LOANS, INTEREST, STATE AND 
COUNTY TAXES, &c. 
Paid County tax 
State tax 
Temporary loans 
Interest on loans 
Insurance on Town Hall 
Remit on taxes 

'2,347 63 



$336 


00 


270 


00 


[,700 


00 


24 


23 


15 


84 


I 


56 



28 



RECAPITULATION 

* 

Paid State Aid 

Support of poor 
Miscellaneous account 
Highways and bridges 
State highway 
Town officers 
Snow bills 

'^INTERES T AND A B 



258 00 

397 3i 
224 82 
796 84 
805 83 
208 00 

3i 50 
2fl( 



Ji/H-hh 



$2047 ^3 




Paid support of schools 

Total expenditures 



a 



RESOURCES 

Due on 1908 tax 

Interest on same 

On 1909 tax 

Interest on same 

From State inspection of animals 

From State, State pauper burial 

On account of Mrs. Cornell 

On account State Aid 
Cash on hand 



12,424 16 



£139 


90 


II 


89 


1,074 


27 


24 


17 


9 


30 


. 15 


00 


48 


00 


278 


00 


1,095 


57 



$7,494 09 



(2,696 10 



LIABILITIES 

Due W. M. Waugh, Collector 1908-9 84 50 

For copying Assessors' valuation 2 50 

F. N. Peirce, Justice fees (estimated) 5 00 



$92 00 



,2,604 10 



29 

List of Jurors 

AS PREPARED BY SELECTMEN, FEB. 21, 1910 



William H. Petrie Farmer 

Alexander M. Petrie Farmer 

Henry C. Shaw Merchant 

William F. Wendemuth Farmer 

Harry W. Abbott Farmer 

Leon L. Stone Farmer 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH [■ of 

CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor 

FOR 1909 10 



Paid Town of Dana, support of Peirce Horr 
Burial of Thomas Burns 
For support of Burns family 
For support of Mrs. H. E. Cornell 
Town of Ludlow, support of N. M. 
Horr 

$397 3i 

* RECEIVED FOR SUPPORT OF PAUPERS 
Received from State on account of Pierce 

and N. M. Hon $1,244 2 $ 

Received from estate of Angelia Horr 229 07 

Received from Town of Pelham 104 12 



HI 


41 


15 


00 


104 


12 


48 


00 


182 


78 



ix ,577 47 



Due from State for burial of R. F. Burns $15 00 

Due for support of Mrs. H. E. Cornell 48 00 



$63 00 



WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Overseers 

WALTER M. WAUGH \ of the 

CHARLES H. GROUT ) Poor of Prescott 



30 



Highway Surveyors Report 

FOR THE YEAR 1909-1910 



Paid John A. Doubleday 


self and team 


Sl^l 90 


Austin B. Gross 


a ( < 


IO8 25 


Henry M. Haskins 


a ( < 


75 15 


Fred W. Doubleday 


i( ( < 


61 70 


M. A. Griswold 


i 1 a 


27 60 


A. L. Barnes 


t < it 


4 50 


A. D. Reed 


1 i ( i 


8 00 


Moses B. Fogg 


(labor) 


50 70 


Everett Laplante 




i 


34 90 


E. A. Upton 




1 


29 30 


W. O. Miller 




( 


23 10 


John Stacy 




t 


30 5o 


Frank A. Griswold 




i 


19 50 


Harry Pierce 




i 


21 85 


Eeon E. Stone 




1 1 


25 20 


George Brown 




i 


16 70 


Adelbert Cole 




1 i 


10 50 


J. M. Bunker 




1 i 


10 80 


C. S. Amsden 




" 


7 90 


James Brown 




< 


9 00 


Carl Brown 




4 i 


4 10 


J. E. Hamilton 




i i 


3 30 


Criton G. Haskins 




< ( 


3 20 


Howard I. Shaw 




I ( 


4 90 


Andrew Cadrett 




I i 


1 10 


Willis Shaw 


< ( 


4 50 


MISCEEEANEOUS 




Fred N. Pierce 


(plank) 


$16 86 


Putnam & Berry 


1 1 




16 08 



$738 15 



3i 

John Powers plank 
John A. Doubleday " 


9 15 

2 05 


W. A. Moore (lead pipe) 

F. J. Currier (spikes and repairs) 
Henry Shaw (spikes) 


$11 27 

2 89 

39 


Total cost of highway and bridges 
Appropriation 





14 



;i 4 55 



$796 84 
800 00 



$3 16 
Balance Feb. 19, 1910 $3 16 

JOHN A. DOUBLEDAY, Highway Surveyor 



Trustees ot Wright Fund 

The Trustees have not received any of the income or 
made any disbursements during the year. 

W. M. WAUGH \ Trustees of 
W. H.PEIRCE j Wright Fund 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Susannah^Haskins Fund 
Expended 



Available 
F. B. Paige Fund 
Expended 



Available 



$274 


83 


2 


00 


$272 


83 


72 


83 


$106 


20 


I 


50 


$104 


70 


4 


70 



32 

Briggs Fund $117 12 

Expended 4 00 



Available 

PUBLIC CEMETERIES 

Paid Fred Abbott for mowing Fish cemetery $3 00 
F. A. Griswold for mowing Town Hall 

cemetery 
E. M. Fisher for painting fence around 

lot in West cemetery 
E. M. Fisher for painting West ceme- 
tery fence 

Town appropriations 
Received from Allen Fund 

Balance 

LIABILITIES 

Due Cilas Whitaker for care of East ceme- 
tery $1 00 
H. I. Shaw, repairs on tomb, Town 

Hall cemetery 1 25 



.113 12 
13 12 



2 60 




1 75 




16 72 






$24 07 




$15 00 




16 72 






fei 72 






7 65 



$2 25 

Balance available 5 40 

F. A. GRISWOLD ) Cemetery 

E. M. FISHER \ Commissioners 



33 



Treasurer's Report 

FOR 1909-1910, OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



1909 

Feb. 13 Received balance from settle- 
ment $1,088 72 

Mar. 4 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 1908 153 03 

23 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 139 26 

Apr. j 2 Received State Treasurer on ac- 
count of Pierce Horr and N. 
M. Horr 1,244 28 

20 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 33 00' 

May 6 Received withheld tax for Collector 15 00 

June 5 Received from W. M. Waugh by 

sale of wood in Burns case 50 

5 Received from W. M. Waugh 

Collector 10 1 00 

5 Received withheld Tax for Collector 13 70 
16 Received from State Treasurer for 

tuition children special cases 29 00 

6 Received from Orange Savings Bank 

[Borrowed] 400 00 

16 Received from Town of Pelham for 
aid rendered Robert Burns and 
family 104 12 

26 Received from Treasurer Common- 
wealth on inspection animals 6 85 
Aug 10 Received from Waldo H. Perice on 

account of aid to Angelia Horr 229 07 
30 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 23 00 



7 6 4 8 


38 83 


6 07 


22 66 


88 00 



34 

Oct. 2 Received from John Doubleday 

for plank 35 

16 Received from W. M. Waugh 
Collector 
Nov. 8 Received from W. M. Waugh 
Collector 
16 Received from State Treasurer by 
corporation Tax 
Received from National Bank tax 
Received from State aid 
Received from burial indigent soldier 37 00 
Received from High school tuition 60 00 
16 Received from Orange Savings 

Bank, [Borrowed] 200 00 

16 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 109 82 

16 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 5 65 

Dec. 4 Received from State Treasurer on 

State highway loan fund 600 00 

1 1 Received from John Doubleday by 

sale of old lead pipe 3 06 

18 Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector 17 22 

1910 

Jan. 13 Received from Treasurer of Hamp- 
shire County dog fund refunded 57 22 
21 Received from Wm. F. Wendemuth 
for reimbursement superintend- 
ent salary for last year 263 12 
27 Received from Treasurer of Com- 
monwealth school fnnd 1,086 68 
Feb. 2 Received from Harry W. Abbott, 

Trustee of Allen Cemetery fund 16 72 
8 Received from Austin P. Hannum 

for use of Town farm pasture 12 00 



i7 



35 






Received from Charles H. Corn- 






well for grass at Town farm, 






season 1908 


4 


55 


Received for use of pasture 1908 


12 


00 


Received for grass at Town farm ] 


[909 12 


00 


Received from W. M. Waugh 






Collector 


16 


58 


Received from W. M. Waugh 






Collector for 1909 Taxes 


2,063 


12 



19 
19 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 
Paid County Tax $336 00 

State Tax 270 00 

Borrowed money 
Interest on same 
Remit on Tax 
Insurance on Town Hall 
Selectmen's orders 
School Committee orders 

Total expenditures 

Cash on hand to balance 



1,589 66 



1,700 00 




24 23 




1 56 




15 84 




2,722 30 




2,424 16 







$7,494 09 




1,095 57 



1,589 66 



Respectfully, 

HOWARD I. SHAW 
Feb. 19, 1910. Treasurer of Prescott. 



Auditor's Report 



Having examined the Books of the Town of Prescott, I 
find them correct to date. The Treasurer has a balance on 
hand of $(1,095.57) one thousand ninety-five dollars and fifty- 
seven cents. There is still due on 1908 tax ($151.93) one hun- 
dred fifty-one dollars and ninety-three cents. Also on 1909 tax 
($1,098.44) one thousand ninety-eight dollars and forty-four 
cents. 

MINER E. POWERS, Auditor 
Feb. 19, 1910 



36 

Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 






RECEIPTS 








Balance from last year 


$1,470 


86 




Town appropriation 


700 


00 




5-6 Superintendent's salary refunded 


263 


12 




Mass. School Fund 


1,086 


68 




Dog Fund 


57 


22 




High School tuition refunded 


60 


00 




Tuition State wards 


29 


00 


$3,66^)88 








Expenditures 








Superintendent's salary (13 1-2 months) 


#364 


06 




Teachers' Salaries 


1,199 


50 




Fuel 


13 


25 




Care of rooms 


44 


J 5 




School supplies 


145 


84 




Transportation and mileage 


439 


50 




High School tuition 


90 


00 




Miscellaneous 


59 


97 


$2356 27 



Balance on hand $1,310 61 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE 

SUPERVISION 

G. Alvin Grover, Superintendent (13 1-2 mo.) $364 06 

#364 06 



TEACHERS' SALARIES 

Fanny G. Thayer, Mrs., $324 00 

Catherine M. Cannon 180 00 

Ruby E. Munsing 153 00 

Marion E. Kelley 128 00 

Elizabeth Ames 121 50 

Eleanor K. Richardson, Mrs., 96 00 



37 



Ida K. Barrus 








51 00 




Mayn M. Mayburn, Mrs., 








59 50 




Augusta C. Lehman 








40 00 




Jennie M. Green 








8 50 




Mary A. Carpenter 








8 00 ' 

$1 


,199 50 




FUEIv 








Ida M. Waugh for kindlings 








$ 50 




John R. Fisher " 








1 00 




George Petrie " " 








1 25 




John M. Stacy " sawing wood 






3 5o 




A. F. Gifford " 2 cords of 


wood 




7 00 















$13 25 


CARE 


OF 


ROOMS 






Martha G. Snow 








$ 4 00 




Ida M. Waugh 








8 00 




John R. Fisher 








5 00 




George Petrie 








6 00 




Lucy A. Wendemuth 








6 00 




Gladys R. Brown 








14 00 




Mrs. John Carlson, cleaning 


No. 


5 


room 


1 15 





15 



SCHOOL SUPPIvIKS 

Augusta C. Lehman 

Milton Bradley Co. 

C. C. Fuller 

J. L. Hammett Co. 

Ginn& Co. 

Edward K. Babb & Co. 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 



Town of Athol 
Town of New Salem 



% 


90 


2 


52 


3 


62 


15 


07 


54 


55 


69 


18 


$30 


00 


60 


00 



$145 84 



)0 00 



38 

TRANSPORTATION AND MILEAGE 

W. A. Fuller $ 2 00 

Mrs. Jennie Einds 35 00 

W. F. Wendemuth 42 75 

J. A. Doubleday, 45 00 

Fred W. Lincoln 123 50 

Hrwin M. Fisher 191 25 



#439 50 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Milton Bradley Co. express paid 45 

Athol Transcript Co. graduation programs 4 50 

W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census 5 00 

postage and notary fees 3 46 

G. Alvin Grover, incidental expenses 22 08 

H. W. Abbott, insurance 24 48 



$59 97 



Total expense for suport of schools $2,356 27 

DUE THE TOWN ON SCHOOL ACCOUNT 

From State on account of Superintendent's 

salary $164 50 

From State, tuition State wards (about) 125 00 

From State, high school tuition 30 00 

$319 50 



REPAIR ACCOUNT 

RECEIPTS 
Balance from last year $29 15 

Town Appropriation 50 00 



$79 15 



EXPENDITURES 
E. A. Thayer, supply closet at No. 5 $9 00 

James Brown, 100 pounds white lead 6 00 



39 

Bert C. Abbott, labor and material 52 89 

$67 89 

Balance on hand for repairs $11 26 

For the School Committee 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

A. M. Petrie, term expires 1910 

W. F. Wendemuth, chairman " ■■ 1911 

E. A. Thayer, secretary 4< " 191 2 



4 o 

Report of the Trustees of the Prescott 
Free Public Library 



The Trustees of the Prescott Free Public Library present 
the following report: 

The books, which were purchased late last year, and had 
not reached us when our last report was made, came to hand in 
March. These were at once placed on the shelves at the main 
library and have been widely read. 

In September Miss Sohier of the library Commission 
sent us a list of books, from which we might select such as w r ere 
desirable for our library. This list had already been sent to a 
town on the Cape and they had taken some 40 volumes. We 
selected about 30 volumes, which seemed desirable and later 
they were sent to us free of charge. At the same time the 
Commission offered to use for us a part of a small fund in its 
hands for the benefit of some of the smaller towns if we would 
indicate such books as were most needed. In response to this 
invitation certain classes of books were indicated and after a 
a little time about 30 volumes were sent us. All these, together 
with a few volumes presented by individual authors, are now 
in circulation and a list of the same [catalogue supplement 
No. 16] will be found printed herewith. 

About 150 volumes have been in each of the branches dur- 
ing the year. On the Hill, 598 books have been loaned, while 
East branch has loaned 318 volumes. Miss Eva Iy. Wende- 
muth and Mrs. Flora Brown continue to care for the branches 
gratuitously. 

The patrons of the Hill branch presented Miss Wende- 
muth a purse of seven dollars on her twenty-first birthday, in 
recognition of her services. 

Mrs. Griswold will continue to serve as librarian at the 
main library, where she has loaned 732 books during the last 
year. 



4i 

Henry L. Berry, who died this year, was our first librarian, 
serving in that capacity fourteen years. 

The Trustee, whose term expires this year, is Henry A. 
Johnson. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year 
Town Appropriation 
Fines 



EXPENDITURES 

R. H. White & Co., for books 

F. J. Currier, for oil carpet 

Mrs. F. A. Griswold, Librarian 

W. F. Wendemuth, services in connection 

with branches 

express, postage, supplies 



$70 


02 


15 


00 




20 


$42 84 


2 


00 


IO 


00 


5 


00 


1 


59 



$85 22 



1 43 



Balance on hand $23 79 

For the Trustees 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, February 19, 1910 



4 2 

Catalogue of Prescott Free Public Library 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 16 



AUTHOR TITLE NO. 

G 

Alger. Bertha's Christmas Vision 2051 

Driven from Home 2052 

Frank's Campaign 2053 

Frank Fowler 2054 

Jed, the Poorhouse Boy 2055 

Joe's Luck 2056 

Julius, the Street Boy 2057 

Luke Walton 2058 

Making His Way 2059 

Only an Irish Boy 2060 

Phil, the Fiddler 2061 

Sam's Chance 2062 

Slow and Sure 2063 

Struggling Upward 2064 

The Telegraph Boy 2065 

The Young Outlaw 2066 

Barr, Amelia. The Heart of Jessie Laurie 2067 

The Man Between 2068 

Barr, Robert. The Chicago Princess 2069 

Beach. The Barrier 2070 

The Spoilers 2071 

Benson. A Friend with the Countersign 2072 

Billings. The Tenth Massachusetts Battery 2073 

Blanchan. Bird Neighbors 2 °74 

Carey. At the Moorings 2075 

Robert Ord's Atonement 2076 

The Sunny Side of the Hill 2077 

Churchill. Mr. Crewe's Career 2078 

Clay. Repented at Leisure 2079 

Wedded and Parted 2080 



43 

Collingwood. Pirate Island 2081 

Converse. The Gold of Flat. Top Mountain 2082 

\ A Voyage to the Gold Coast 2083 

Crawford. Don Orsino 2084 

The Prima Donna 2085 

Devereaux. Up and Down the Sands of Gold 2086 

Dillon. The Leader 2087 

Farrar. Down the West Branch 2088 

Eastward Ho ! 2089 

Up the North Branch 2090 

Fenn. Commodore Junk 2091 

The Dingo Boys 2092 

Floyd. History of the Mozart Reg't, 14th N. Y. Infantry 2093 

Gray. The Suspicions of Mrs. Allonsby 2094 

Green. The Filigree Ball 2095 

The Leavenworth Case 2096 

Haggard. Ayesha 2097 

Hale. The Man Without a Country 2098 

Henty. Among Malay Pirates 2099 

Friends though Divided 2100 

Maori and Settler 2101 

One of the 28th 2102 

Orange and Green 2103 

Through the Fray 2104 

Johnston, A. F. Asa Holmes 2105 

Joel, a Boy of Galilee 2106 

Mary. Lewis Rand 2107 

King. Captured 2108 

The Rock of Chickamauga 2109 

Kingsley. The Cross Triumphant 21 10 

Paul, a Herald of the Cross 21 n 

Stephen, a Soldier of the Cross 21 12 

Klein. The Lion and the Mouse ,.. 21 13 

Lincoln. Cap'n Eri 2114 



44 

Lounsberry. Cadet Kit Carey 21 15 

Lieutenant Carey's Luck 21 16 

Kit Carey's Protege 21 17 

Captain Carey g 21 18 

Lutz. Marcia Schuyler 2119 

MacGrath. Half a Rogue 2120 

The Man on the Box 212 1 

Mann. History of the 45th Reg't M. V. M. 2122 

Marlitt. The Bailiff's Maid 2123 

Marryat. Rattlin' the Reefer 2124 

May. Little Prudy 2125 

Sister Susy 2126 

Captain Horace 2127 

Cousin Grace 2128 

Prudy' s Story Book 2129 

Dotty Dimple 2130 

Her Friend's Lover 2 131 

Joy Bells 2132 

Pauline Wyman 2133 

McCutcheon. Graustark 2134 

Beverly of Graustark 2135 

Brewster's Millions 2136 

Castle Craneycrow 2137 

Meade. Francis Kane's Fortune 2138 

A Gay Charmer 2239 

Girls of True Blue 2140 

A Girl in Ten Thousand 2 141 

A Heart of Gold 2142 

The Honorable Miss 2143 

Merry Girls of England 2144 

Miss Nonentity 2145 

Polly. (3 copies) 2146 

Rebels of the School 2147 

Dr. Rumsey's Patient 2148 

A Sweet Girl Graduate 2149 



45 

Meade. A World of Girls 2150 

The Yonng Mutineers 2151 

Mulford. Bar 20 2152 

Munn, Myrtle Baldwin 2153 

Pocket Island 2154 

Munroe. The Coral Ship 2155 

Prince Dusty 2156 

Under Orders 2157 

Norris. The Octopus 2158 

The Pit 2159 

Pansy. The Browns at Mt. Hermon 2160 

Parker. The Weavers 2161 

Raymond. The Astec God 2162 

Ballads and Other Poems 2163 

A Life in Song 2164 

Reid Boy Slaves 2165 

Roberts. The Haunters of the Silences 2166 

Red Fox 2167 

Saunders. Beautiful Joe's Paradise 2168 

Tilda Jane 2169 

Seawell. The Chateau of Montplaisir 2170 

The Loves of the Lady Arabella 2 171 

The Secret of Toni 2172 

The Victory 2173 

Smith. The Tides of Barnegat 2174 

Southworth. Hester Strong's Lifework 2175 

Spearman. Whispering Smith 2176 

Stephens. Clementina's Highwayman 2177 

C. A. Lynx Hunting (2 copies) 2178 

Terhune. Caleb Conover, Railroader 2179 

Thompson. Rosalynde's Lovers 2180 

Tomlinson. The Campfire of Mad Anthony 2 181 

Four Boys on the Mississippi 2182 

Mad Anthony's Young Scout 2183 

Marching Against the Iroquois 2184 



4 6 

Verne. Facing the F^ag 2185 

Floating Island 2186 

Wallace. The Fair God 2187 

Webber. Twelve Months with the 8th Mass. Inf. 2188 

White. The Blazed Trail 2189 

The Claim Jumpers 2190 

Whitney. The Gayworthys 2191 

Wilson. At the Mercy of Tiberius 2192 

Devota 2193 

A Speckled Bird 2194 

St. Elmo 2195 

Wister. Lady Baltimore 2196 

Lin McLean 2197 

Wright. That Printer of Udell's 2198 

Milton on Son of God and Holy Spirit 2199 

Abbott. Cyclopedia of Natural History 2200 

Andrews. The Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl 2201 

Bacon. Pictures Every Child Should Know 2202 

Bartlett. An Idyl of Wartimes 2203 

Black. In Silk Attire 2204 

Monarch of Mincing Lane 2205 

Sunrise. 2206 

That Beautiful Wretch 2207 

Bridgman. The Master Idea 2208 

Cable. Bonaventure 2209 

Calthrop. Eden to Patmos 2210 

Cobban. Nemesis 221 1 

Curtis. Grandpa's Little Girls 2212 

Grandpa's Little Girls at School 2213 

Densmore, Sex Equality 2214 

Dickinson. Rhetoric 2215 

Falkenhorst. With Columbus in America 2216 

Ford. Dr. Dodd's School 2217 

Gerry. The Toy Shop 2218 

Greville. Dosia 2219 



47 

Howard. Famous Indian Chiefs I Have Known 2220 
My Life and Experiences Among Our Hostile Indians 2221 

Johnson. Williams of West Point 2222 

Kellogg. Insect Stories 2223 

Kirkland. Reminiscences of the Blue and Gray 2224 

Laffam. Christy Carew 2225 

Lang. Princes and Princesses 2226 

Lincoln. Cy Whitaker's Place 2227 

Loring. Nullification and Secession 2228 

Lothrop. William H. Seward 2229 

Mason. Etchings from Two Lands 2230 

Matthews. With the Battle Fleet 2231 

McManus. Our Little Egyptian Cousin 2232 

Our Little English Cousin 2233 

Our Little French Cousin 2234 

Mills. Peter's Strange Story. 2535 

Mitchell. The Red City 2236 

Moore. Kilpatrick and Our Cavalry 2237 

Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables 2238 

Anne of Avonlea 2239 

Moses. Unofficial Letters of an Official Wife 2240 

Nichols. Whence, What, Where 2241 

O'Brien. When We were Boys 2242 

Page. Tommy Trot's Visit to Santa Claus - 2243 

Plummer. Roy and Ray in Canada 2244 

Reddall. Scissors 2245 

Renan My Sister Henrietta 2246 

Roberts. The House in the Water 2247 

Roe. 10th Regiment Mass. Volunteers 2248 

Rotch. The Conquest of the Air 2249 

Scott. Rokeby 2250 

Seawell. The Imprisoned Midshipman 2251 

Silsbee. A Half Century in Salem 2252 

Stevenson. John Nicholson 2253 

Tappan. Letters from Colonial Children 2254 



4« 

Thackeray. The Story of Elizabeth 2255 

Thompson. The Land and the Book 2256 

Tuttle. Arcana of Nature 2257 

Underwood. Quabbin 2258 

Wade. Our Little Italian Cousin 2259 

Our Little Japanese Cousin 2260 

Our Little Norwegian Cousin 2261 

Wheelwright. War Children 2262 

Whittier. Poems 2263 

Winchester. The Love of a Lifetime 2264 

Boston Blue Book 2265 

Good Stories 2266 
Life, Explorations and Public Services of J. C. Fremont 2267 

Cyrus Hall McCormick, His Life and Work 2268 

Why Friends (Quakers) do not Baptize with Water 2269 




Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town «gf Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1910-1911 



ATHOL, MASS. 
The ATHOk Transcript Print 

1911 




Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town gf Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1910-1911 



ATHOL, MASS. 
The Athol Transcript Prinu 

1911 
1/ 



rate vwm fr W^iRFOSaft 

MAR 14 19 1 1 
* «"AT£ muse, W*T#K. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN gf P RESCOTT 

cApril 1, 1910 



w 

1—1 

Oh 



name: and valuation Tax 



A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 

2500 $38 43 

Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 75, cow 10, all other ratable estate 25 3 39 

Abbott, Bert C. 

horse 75, 2 cows 55, all other ratable estate 15, 
house 175, barn 75, home place 32a 350 11 39 

Abbott, Frederick 2 00 

Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 15 86 

Aiken, L,ovina 

2 horses 75, cow 25, all other ratable estate 5, 1-3 
house 133, 1-3 barn 67, 1-3 horse barn 33, 1-3 
home place 400 (exempt 500) '3 00 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees of) 

2-3 house 267, 2-3 barn 133, 2-3 horse barn 67, 

2-3 home place 52a 800 15 97 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees of) 

land 50a 275 3 47 

Aiken, Frank B. 

horse 50, 3 cows 80, swine 15, 45 fowls 22 4 11 

Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 300, 16 cows 480, 2 two-year-olds 40, 5 
yearlings 63, 2 swine 40, 30 fowls 15, all other 
ratable estate 75, house 325, 2 barns 475, windmill 
100, home place 175a 2100, Cleveland lot 25a 300, 
Blackmer lot 8a 50 56 98 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



O 

PL, 





Allen, Delia P. 








Hyde lot 7a 100 


1 


26 


I 


Amsden, Charles S. 

all other ratable estate 100, house 100, barn 25, 








home place 4a 75, Vaughn lot ia 15 


5 


97 


I 


Armstrong, Jeremiah (soldier's exemption) 






I 


Adams, John M. 


2 


00 


I 


Adams, Herbert 








2 horses 150 


3 


89 




B 






I 


Barnes, Allie L. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 170, 2 swine 40, 45 fowls 23, 
all other ratable estate 20, house 100, barn 350, 








home place 83a 1100, Woods lot 10a 125 


2.8 


19 


I 


Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 250, 8 cows 280, 2 yearlings 30, all other 
ratable estate 50, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, 








home place 102a 1035 


29 


98 




Berry, Annie L,. 








cow 30, house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 








50, home place 90a 725, Egypt lot 2a 10 


15 


94 


I 


Blake, George G. 








house 250, barn 50, home place 50a 250 


8 


9.3 


I 


Brown, Marshall F. 








machinery 400 


7 


04 




Brown, L,. Flora 








2 cows 40, 10 fowls 5, house 300, barn'iso, Powers 








barn 100, home place 52a 200, Powers place 170a 








500, Stone lot 1 8a 125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbs 








lot 2 1 -2a 10, Gray lot 30a 500 


26 


21 


I 


Brown, James 








horse 25, all other ratable estate 25 


2 


63 


I 


Brown, George W. 








2 two year-olds 30 


2 


38 


I 


Browne, Arthur L,. 








horse 10, 4 cows 120 


3 


64 




Browne, Lilly S. F. 








house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 300 


9 


45 




Burroughs, Lura C. 








house 425, barn 100, horse barn 50, 2 sheds 100, 








home place 43a 400 


13 


55 


I 


Bunker, James 


2 


00 



O 



name: and valuation Tax 





c 






I 


Cadrett, Andrew 

all other ratable estate 25, house 150, barn 50, 








shop 25, home place 54a 150 


7 


05 


I 


Capin, Franklyn R. 


2 


00 


I 


Carlson, John 

horse 25, cow 35, 10 fowls 5, all other ratable es- 
tate 15, house 250, barn 150, home place 8a 125, 








King lot 1 2a 50 


10 


26 


I 


Chapin, Luther D. (soldier's exemption) 






I 


Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 190, 9 cows 225, 2 two-year-olds 45, 4 






! 


yearlings 50, all other ratable estate 40 


8 


93 


i 


Chamberlain, Rosa M. 






i 


house 500, barn 300, vinegar house 75, home 






i 


place 78a 1 125 


25 


20 


i ! 


Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 250, 4 cows 80, 2 fowls 1., house 200, barn 








100, shed 25, home place 80a 500 


16 


89 




Clark, Mrs. L,. P. (heirs or devisees of) 








house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 






i 


1700, Webber lot 6a 50 


36 


54 




Clark, Mattie H. (adm'r) 








horse 25, 10 cows 250, all other ratable estate 50 


4 


10 


i 


Clark, Walter A. 








horse 50, all other ratable estate 10 


2 


76 




Clark, Minnie 








2 horses 100 


1 


26 


i 


Clark, Albert H. 

house 200, barn 100, cider mill 50, home place 21a 
150 (soldier's exemption) 






i 


Cole, Daniel L,. 

2 horses 150, 3 cows 90, all other ratable estate 25, 








house 130, barn 75, home place 27a 400 


13 


22 


i 


Cole, Clarence 


2 


00 


i 


Cowan, John F. 

2 horses 200, 9 cows 270, 3 swine 60, 15 fowls 8, 
all other ratable estate 25, house 400, 3 barns 350, 








shed 25, home place 102a 1200 


33 


99 




Cowan, Eliza 








horse 100, all other ratable estste 15 


1 


45 



*g NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



I 


Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 100, cow 30, all other 
ratable estate 35, house and store 750, barn 150, 
shop 75, home place ia 25, hen house 30, Haskins 
& Johnson lot ia 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins 








lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70 


33 


81 




Crossett, Harriet I. 








house and store 700, barn 200, land 5000 ft. 10 


10 


21 




Congregational Church Society 








house 700, barn 200, home place 11a 300 


15 


12 




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I 


Doubleday, John A. 

horse 25, 3 cows 75, 4 yearlings 50, all other rata- 
ble estate 15, 2 houses 300, barn 200, home place 








70a 500 


16 


68 


I 


Doubleday, Fred W. 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees of) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 
barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 


2 


00 




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28 


35 




Dickey, Janette 








house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 (exempt) 








F 






I 


Fisher, Krwin M. 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 60, yearling 15, 20 fowls 10, 
all other ratable estate 15, house 100, barn 100, 








shed 25, home place 50a 275 


10 


82 


I 


Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 100, 2 cows 50, all other ratable estate 40, 








house 100, barn 100, shed 50, home place 57a 350 


11 


95 


I 


Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 1000, 3 horses 300, cow 30, 25 fowls 
12, all other ratable estate 40, house 175, barn 
175, store 150, shop 50, store house 50, home 








place 10a 150, land 2500 ft. 10, out lot 4a 25 


29 


3i 




a 






I 


Gleason, Elmer 








cow 30, two-year-old 15 


2 


57 



o 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Gleason, Susan 

house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 5 04 

Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 100, 2 two-year-olds 50, 2 
yearlings 30, 12 fowls 6, house 200, barn . 100, 
home place 40a 450 15 06 

Griswold, M. Algie 2 00 

Grover, Ophelia K. 

house 250, 2 barns 75, home place 45a 475 (ex- 
empt 500) 4 10 

Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, cow 20, 5 fowls 2, all other ratable es- 
tate 10 3 35 

Gross, Austin B. 

3 horses 250, 2 cows 60, swine 25, all other ratable 
estate 35, house 200, barn 200, shed 50, home 
place 110a 1000 24 93 

Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 200, 10 cows 300, swine 6, all other rata- 
ble estate 40, house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home 
place 75a 800 24 32 

Gilbert, Charlotte F. 

house 325, home place ia 25 4 41 

H 

Haskins, Hannah 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100 (exempt) 
Haskins, Criton G. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 515 

Haskins, Henry M. 

5 horses 400, cow 20, 1-2 steam mill 500, house 

150, barn 100, shed 25, home place 70a 600 25 57 

Haskins, Jesse L,. 2 00 

Haskins, Alfred H. 2 00 

Hamilton, John L,. 2 00 

Hamilton, Frank W. 

stock in trade 50 2 63 

Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 160, 11 cows 330, 2 two-year-olds 60, all 
other ratable estate 80 9 94 

Hannum, Charles K. 2 00 



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NAME AND VALUATION TaX 



Hannum, A. P. & C. K. 

Berry land 6a 200 . 2 52 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees of) 

house 100, barn 125, store shed 25, carriage house 
50, corn barn 50, home place 62a 1000, Shaw lot 
20a 1200 (exempt 500) 25 83 

Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 4 52 

Harrington, Joseph M. (heirs or devisees of) 

Oakes lot 80a 3000 37 80 

Horr, Elbridge F. 

horse 50, house 50, barn 50, home place 50a 200, 
Mitchell lot 7a 25 6 73 

Horr, Harry 2 00 

1 

Ireland, John B. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 (soldier's 
exemption) 

j 

Johnson, William H. 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 140, 2 yearlings 25, 15 fowls 
7, all other ratable estate 15, house 350, barn 300, 
home place 51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 32 40 

Johnson, Lyman S. 

9 cows 250, 2 swine 20, house 275, barn 100, home 
place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 74a 800 37 85 

Johnson, Andrew 

7 cows 175, 2 yearlings 30, 2 swine 15, house 150, 
barn 100, home place 77a 885, land 17a 100, Paige 
pasture 5a 100 21 59 

Johnson, Henry A. 

horse 50, 5 fowls 3, all other ratable estate 30, 3 05 

Johnson, Ansel [heirs or devisees of] 

old place 123a 3000 37 80 

Johnson, Margrett (heirs or devisees of) 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 6 93 

Jennison, Eliza A. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pasture 

lot 9a 50 10 71 

Jennison, Eliza A. (guardian of L,awson Bigelow) 

all other, ratable estate 600 7 56 



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NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



k: 

Kelley, Kugene G. 

4 horses 125, 14 cows 380, 9 two-year-olds 150, 5 
yearlings 60, all other ratable estate 205, house 
700, barn 400, shed 50, storehouse 75, carriage 
house 100, home place 102a 1500, Kelley lot 100a 
1500, out lot 7a 140 69 85 

Kelley, Ambrose L. 2 00 

Kelley, Lewis S 2 00 

L 

Laplante, Everett 

4 horses 200, two-year-old 20, all other ratable es- 
tate 50 5 40 

Lawless, John H. 2 00 

Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 60, cow 20, all other ratable estate 10, 
Bishop lot 44a 200 5 65 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250 6 62 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 75, 2 cows 60, 30 fowls 15, all other ratable 
estate 10, house 250, barn 400, henhouse 50, home 
place 1 60a 1000 2 5 44 

M 

Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 450, machinery 600, horse 35, cow 
25, all other ratable estate 125, house 600, barn 
100, office 50, small house 150, mill 2000, boiler 
house 100, land 32a 125, Cadwell & Glazier lot 
35a 100 58 20 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 

stock in trade 100, horse 50, cow 30, 260 fowls 
130, all other ratable estate 800, house 175, barn 
100, shed 25, henhouse 150, home place 27a 350, 
Abbott land 8a 120, Abbott Egypt lot 10a 150 29 47 

Miller, William O. 2 00 

3? 

Paige, John C. 

2 cows 60, all other ratable estate 10, house 350, 

barn 200, home place 104a 1500 28 71 

Paige, Charles W. 

horse 25 2 32 



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io 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Peirce, Daniel T. 

horse 25, 3 cows 60, house 200, Freeman house 
75, Chapin house 25, Chapin barn 25, home place 
70a 850, Freeman land 4a 20, Chapin land ia 25, 
Fish lot 10a 25 18 76 

Petrie, William H. 

horse 70, 6 cows 18c, two-year-old 25, 10 fowls 5, 
all other ratable estate 10, house 200, barn 500, 
shed 25, henhouse 40, home place 80a 500 21 59 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

horse 125, 3 cows 90, all other ratable estate 10, 
house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 14 29 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 2 00 

1 Pierce, Ellis F. 

3 horses 150, 3 cows 90, 10 fowls 5, all other rata- 
ble estate 25, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home 
place 74a 500 16 74 

Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 90, 2 cows 60, 20 fowls 10, all other ratable 
estate 25, house 250, barn 100, henhouse 50, home 
place 25a 250 12 52 

Peirce, Fred N. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 15, house 550, 

barn 100, home place 45a 300, Henry lot 24a 75 15 74 

Peirce, Waldo H. 

horse 65, 2 cows 60, swine 20, all other ratable 
estate 20, house 350, barn 125, home place i-2a 
25, Peirce lot 28a 600, Berry lot 12a 75, Titus lot 

1 Powers, Charles L. 
1 Powers, Adelbert E. 
Powers, Edna J. 

cow 35, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 

25a 350 
Powers, Herman C. (heirs or devisees of) 

Putnam & Cadwell lot 30a 125 
Powers, H. C. (heirs or devisees of) 

or 
Putnam, Willard 

•Caswell place 150a 450 5 67 

Potter, Carrie 

house 50, land i~4a 5 69 



19 


52 


2 


00 


2 


00 


8 


63 


1 


58 



II 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Powers, Miner B. 

horse 75, cow 35, two-year-old 30, yearling 15, 

270 fowls 135, all other ratable estate 25 5 97 

R 

Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 200, 10 cows 300, 5 two-year-olds 125, 
11 yearlings 137, 2 swine 30, all other ratable es- 
tate 50, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 
115a 2250 52 62 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50 63 

Reed, Harry A. 

horse 100, all other ratable estate 20, Sykes land 

2 i-2a 50 4 14 

Ryder, Addie 

house 350, barn 50, home place 60a 1000 17 64 

s 

Shattuck, Charles W. 

2 horses 200, 5 cows 125, 2 yearlings 30, swine 15, 
80 fowls 40, all other ratable estate 50, house 200, 
barn 150, shed 25, home place 100a 900 23 87 

Shaw, Joseph N. (heirs or devisees of) 

horse 20, cow 20, all other ratable estate 20, 2 
houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 75, 
home place 70a 1700 (soldier's widow's exemption 
785) 20 16 

Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 150, 6 two-year-olds 90, 2 
swine 30, all other ratable estate 210, house 250, 
barn 150, shed 50, Peirce house 225, home place 
70a 550, Peirce land 18a 200, Fish lot 10a 100 28 53 

Shaw, Henry C. 

horse 90, stock in trade 400, all other ratable es- 
tate 100, house and store 350, shop 50, barn 100, 
home place 29a 500 22 03 

Smith, Justin L,. 

2 horses 125, 8 cows 240, all other ratable estate 
10, house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a 
1050 25 32 



12 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Snow, George Iy. 

2 horses ioo, 10 cows 250, 2 two-year-olds 35, 20 
fowls 10, all other ratable estate 20, house 300, 
barn 275, horse barn 75, home place 78a 1200 30 54 

Smith, Jennie A. 

horse 10, 2 yearlings 25, 10 fowls 5, all other rata- 
ble estate 5, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 
500 10 34 

Smith, Oliver 2 00 

Sellers, Joseph 2 00 

Stacy, John N. 2 00 

Stone, Leon L. 

horse 70, all other ratable estate 5 2 95 

Stone, Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, home place 52a 400 (ex- 
empt 500) 2 20 

T 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 225, 6 cows 180, all other ratable estate 
25, house 225, barn 100, home place 89a 800, 
Snyder lot 30a 250, Vaughn lot 25a 200 27 27 

Thayer, Edwin 2 00 

Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 25, 18 fowls 9, all other ratable estate 15 2 61 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees of) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old 
place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 
20a 100 17 64 

u 

Upton, Henry S. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 300, barn 150, henhouse 25, shop 50, home 
place 20a 225 9 45 

Upton, Iyeighton A. 

2 cows 60, all other ratable estate 10, house 200, 

shed 25, home place ia 25 • 6 03 

Upton, George H. (soldier's exemption) 

Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 5 78 



o 



13 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Vaughan, Mrs. Joseph P. 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 90, 5 fowls 3, all other rata- 
ble estate 75, house 500, barn 125, henhouse 75, 
home place 80a 750 21 65 

Vaughan, Ida 

land 36a 200, (soldier's widow's exemption) 
Vaughan, Clarinda G. 

land 46a 700 8 82 

w 

Walker, Hattie A. 

3 horses 225, 4 cows no, 4 yearlings 80, all other 
ratable estate 3515, house 175, barn 400, home 
place 105a 1500 75 67 

Walker, Joseph W. 2 00 

Walker, George W. 

all other ratable estate 25 2 32 

Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 200, 23 cows 690, two-year-old 25, 2 
swine 15, 40 fowls 20, all other ratable estate 45, 
house 500, barn 200, Smith house 50, Smith barn 
100, Smith shed 25, home place 64a 900, Smith 
place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, Fisher place 

54a 500 53 29 

Waugh, George T. 2 00 

Wendemuth, William F. 

3 cows 60, 50 fowls 25, house 100, barn 100, home 
place 73a 400 10 63 

Wheeler, Edward T. 

horse 100, 13 cows 300, all other ratable estate 15 7 23 

Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, cow 30, yearling 20, 60 fowls 30, all 
other ratable estate 25, house 150, barn 100, hen- 
house 25, home place 70a 350 12 15 

Wolff, Frank F. 

horse 35, cow 30, yearling 13, 80 fowls 40, all 
other ratable estate 150, house 150, barn 100, shed 
25, home place 68a 400 13 89 

Wood, Emma 

house 200, henhouse 25, home place 5a -25 (ex- 
empt) 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOIv 

Woods, Edgar 

Brown lot 23a 450, Elizabeth Wood lot 35a 500 $11 97 

Woods & Harrington 

Upton house 150, barn 75, henhouse 25, Upton place 

50a 250, Brown & Simmons lot 12a 150 8 19 

Woods & Lincoln 

2 small houses 50, barn 50, Eindsey lot 95a 400, 
Brush mountain lot 8a 50 6 93 

Hamilton, George E. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 3 78 

Fay, O. A. 

land 8a 50 63 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 1500 18 90 

GREENWICH VII^AGE 

Clark, Naomi 

land 64a 1000 12 60 

Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 300 3 78 

Thrasher, Joseph 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, 
Sanderson lot 30a 200 5 36 

Parker, Abel O. 

Berry lot 10a 75 95 

Cutler, Smith 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 200 2 84 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 200 3 15 

Wheeler, John A. 

laud 7a 50 63 

Alden, E. S. P. & Son 

land 25a 300 3 78 



J 5 

name: and valuation Tax 

Harrington & Fay 

Horr lot 6oa 700, Paige lot 120a 300, Merritt Horr 
lot 45a 100, Putnam lot 60a 100, Arnot lot 18a 75, 
Berry lot 30a 500 22 37 

Harrington, Clinton P. 

W. S. Upton house 100, Upton barn 100, Harring- 
ton house 100, Harrington barn 50, Upton place 59a 
250, Mrs. J. M. Harrington place 4a 75, Oakes lot 
3a 150, Pine hill lot 35a 1500, Arnot lot 12a 200, 
Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25, Caswell lot 77a 250, Baker 
lot 2a 50, Darby lot 40a 2500, C. N. Powers lot 4a 
50, Brown lot 22a 1200, Barrows lot 27a 1000, Woods 
lot 55a 300, Iyittle lot 88a 1500, Slowick lot 65a 225, 
C. A. Powers lot 30a 250 124 43 

Harrington, C. P. & R. A. 

Peirce land 20a 250 3 15 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 400 5 04 

Richards, Julia A. 

barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450 6 30 

Powers, John 

house 150, barn 100, 3 henhouses 150, grain room 

25, Powers place 58a 500, Brigham lot 3a 75 12 60 

Hunter, George L,. 

land 7a 75 95 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 800 10 08 

Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry lot 6a 50 63 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

L,ucas, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 15 12 

ORANGE 

Pierce, Luman P. 

land 153a 900 11 34 

Howe, Josiah D. 

barn 100, Newhall place 118a 1900 25 20 



i6 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 1 89 

AMHERST 

Paige, Theodore L. 

plain lot 9a 200, land 6a 50 315 

Cadwell, Frank A. 

land 8a 50 63 

Cowles, W. D. 
Cadwell, F. A. 
Hobart, F. A. 
Hobart, M. M. 

Garlic lot 40a 300 3 78 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry 

Freeman land 10a 200 2 52 

ENF1EI/D 

Newbry, George (heirs or devisees of) 

land na 150 1 89 

Downing, Kdward B. 

land 5a 25, Horr lot 8a 40 82 

Ward, A. J. N. (heirs or devisees of) 

Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 2 52 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 140a 500, Cowan lot 30a 100 7 56 

Garlic, George A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 8 19 

Horr, Reuben N. 

Peirce land 15a 700 8 82 

Horr, Caroline 

Old place 60a 1500 18 90 

DANVILLE, IIvL, 

Gillett, R. W. 

land 40a 100 1 26 

BONDSVILLE 

Bond, R. 1^. 

Brigham lot 33a 650, Peirce & Ellis lot 30a 500 14 49 



i7 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



PELHAM 

Wilson, George (heirs or devisees of) 

land 1 8a 200 2 52 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 64a 400, Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250, Hunt lot 4a 10 16 19 

Ivovern, Myrtle E. 

Clark land 7a 100 1 26 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 500 6 30 

Cook, Theodore L,. 

land 10a 200 2 52 

NEW SAI<EM 

Putnam, Willard 

Kemp lot 30a 300, Ashley lot 30a 800, Berry lot 61a 

500, Hamilton lot 14a 200 22 68 

Putnam & Berry 

Shaw lot 18a 100 1 26 

Iyincoln, Frank W. 

Dunn lot 26a 500 6 30 

Stacy, Joseph (heirs or devisees of) 

Bigelow lot 26a 400 5 04 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Peirce land 6a 75 95 

Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

Nutting land 25a 200 2 52 

Hunt, John 

Winter & Paige lot 28a 200, Rogers lot 14a 100 3 78 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

house 50, Cummings place 35a 275 4 10 

Waterhouse, Jacob T. 

horse 40, 3 cows 60, 2 barns 275, home place 65a 

500 11 03 

Berry, Elmer M. 

Blair land 15a 150 1 89 



i8 

NAME AND VALUATION TaX 

SHUTKSBURY 

Cornwell, Charles 

Peirce meadow 18a 150 I 89 

Pierce, Myron A. * 

Potter barn 25, Peirce house 150, barn 25, Potter 

place ia 15, Peirce place 44a 200, J. A, Peirce lot 
20a 150, Flint & Gillett lot 65a 300 10 90 

Hemenway, William H. 

school lot 25a 2800 35 28 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1 26 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 

Tyler, B. P. 

land 54a 200, Humes lot 27a 270 

lyindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees of) 
land 40a 100 

Recor, Joseph 
land 45a 1 25 

Doubleday, I^ucius 
land 28a 900 

Cary, Jerry 

land 20a 50 

Kennedy, David W. 
Iyincoln lot 40a 20a 

Gee, Charles K. 

Brown lot 4a 20a 

Woods, Oliver Iy. (heirs or devisees of) 
land 25a 700 

Stevens, Arthur G. 

building 50,. land 17a 50 



6 


93 


5 


92 


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26 


1 


58 


ii 


34 




63 


2 


52 


2 


52 


8 


82 


1 


26 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George D. 

land, 6oa 800 10 08 

Ruggles, Iyewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 100 4 41 



MII^ERS FALXS 

Bartlett, Eunice M. 

land 25a 700 8 82 

EAST BROOKFlEIvD 

Howe, Georgianna A. 

house 50, home place 89a 1500 19 53 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100. home place 69a 1200 19 22 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 k 89 

WORCESTER 

Vaughan, Mrs. E. H. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a 100 3 47 

WESTFIEI.D 

Warner, George L,. (heirs or devisees of) 

land 25a 200 2 52 

NEWTON HIGHLANDS 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 32 

SHERIDAN, MONTANA 

Hart, John H. 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a 450 11 03 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



HOLLIS, N. H. 

-Worcester, Franklin R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot iooa 400, L,. Lincoln lot 63a 200 7 56 

LUDLOW 

Green, George W, 

machinery 200, mill 150, land i-2a 1000, Shores lot 

20a 200, Flynt lot 30a 300 23 31 

McLean, J. Kirk 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place ia 50 6 30 

FITCHBURG 

Adams, L,oren & Hattie 

house 200, barn 75, Peirce place 165a 1000 16 07 

WILLIAMSBURG 

Vaughan, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 200 2 52 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 50 63 

Highland Telephone Co. 

all other ratable estate 200 2 52 



21 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 
Number of non-residents assessed on property 
Number of persons assessed on property 
Number of male polls assessed 
Tax on each poll 

Value of personal estate 

Value of real estate, excluding land 

Value of real estate, buildings 

Total valuation April ist, 1910 

Tax on personal estate 
Tax on real estate ** 

Tax on polls 

Total tax 

Rate per $1000 

Number of horses assessed 

Number of cows assessed 

Number of neat cattle other than cows 

Number of swine assessed 

Number of dwelling houses 

Number of acres of land assessed 

Number of fowls assessed 

Value of fowls assessed 

WALDO H. PEIRCE 
WALTER M. WAUGH 
CHARLES- H. GROUT 





105 




75 




180 




100 


$2 


00 


$29,890 


00 


#44,395 


00 


$119,890 


00 


$194,175 


00 


$378 


2 4 


$2,070 


23 


$200 


00 


$2,648 


47 


$12 


60 




ii5 




282 




86 




22 




103 


10,' 


938 


1, 


202 


$601 


00 


^sssesors 
of 




Prescott 





Report of the Selectmen 

FOR THE YEAR 1910-n 



To the Citizens of Prescott, 

The Selectmen present the following report : 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong $72 00 

Luther D. Chapin 72 00 

George H. Upton 72 00 



TOWN OFFICERS 

C. C. Fuller, Town Clerk 

" " Treasurer 
Ellis A. Thayer, School Committee 
A. M. Petrie 
W. F. Wendemuth " 
Daniel T. Peirce, Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 
Frank A. Griswold, Constable 
C. C. Fuller, Registrar 
W. H. Peirce, " 
W. M. Waugh, " 
C. H. Grout, 
W. M. Waugh, Assessor 
W. H. Peirce, 
C. H. Grout, 

W. M. Waugh, Selectman 
W. H. Peirce, 
C. H. Grout 

W. M. Waugh, Overseer of the Poor 
W. H. Peirce 
Miner E. Powers, Auditor 



10 


00 


35 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


25 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


26 


00 


22 


75 


22 


50 


14 


25 


24 


50 


13 


50 


4 


00 


6 


50 


5 


00 



^216 00 



$247 00 



23 

STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

W. 0. Miller, labor $43 75 

Carl M. Peirce, " 43 75 

M. A. Griswold, " 42 00 

Leon L. Stone, <( 35 °° 

H. D. Peirce, " 31 50 

William H. Janes, " 22 75 

W. F. Chamberlain, self and team 44 00 

E. P. Mitchell, labor 4 38 

F. A. Griswold, " 24 50 
W. H> Peirce, " 31 5° 
W. M, Waugh, self and team 100 00 
A. L. Barnes, " " 98 00 
John F» Cowan, " " 69 75 
C. H. Grout, " " sooo 

G. H. Snow " " 43 25 
F. R. Allen, " " 36 00 
A. B. Gross, " 15 75 
James Bunker, labor 40 25 
W. M. Tourtellott, " 24 50 
L. A. Upton, " 10 50 
John Adams, " 3 50 

Total cost of labor $784 63 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT STATE HIGHWAY 

Moving scraper and setting up stone monu- 
ments $2 00 
Dynamite 75 

Tending lanterns and oil 2 00 

Blacksmithing 2 98 

Wire for Mitchell 2 50 

Stone monuments 4 00 

B $14 23 

Total cost of State Highway $798 86 

Town appropriation 200 00 

State allotment 600 00 

Total available : $800 00 

Unexpended balance $1 14 



24 
MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Howard I. Shaw, repairing tomb at Town 

Hall $ i 25 

Howard I. Shaw, repairing Town Hall 1 25 

Silas Whitaker, mowing Brick church cem- 
etery 1 00 

W. M. Waugh, wood for Town Hall 212 

' * express on reports 60 

copying valuation 2 50 

" inspecting meat 2 50 

W. O. Miller, fitting wood for stove at 

Town Hall 1 10 

C. T. Bagnall, Assessors' supplies and 

blank orders 4 14 

Athol Transcript, printing town reports 
1909-10 

Athol Transcript, printing tax bills 

F. N. Peirce, Justice fees 1909 

J. D. Kimball, premium on Treasurer's 
bond 

J. D. Kimball, premium Tax Collector's 
bond 

Badger Fire Extinguisher Co. for fire ex- 

inguishers 95 40 

W. M. Waugh, going after scraper and 
moving safes 

W. M. Waugh, Collector of Taxes 1908 

Boston Nickel Plate Co. for plating stan- 
dard weights 

John L. Smith, road scraper 

R. W. Lyman, real estate transfers 

F. A. Griswold, labor in cemeteries 

janitor at Town Hall 
oil for Town Hall 

Fred Abbott, mowing Fish cemetery 



I 


59 


5 


00 


12 


00 


12 


00 



7 


60 


50 


00 


7 


35 


225 


00 


3 


75 


2 


70 


2 


00 




12 


3 


00 






25 

Johnson's Book Store, Tax Collector's book i 10 
W. H. Peirce, setting hitching posts at 

Town Hall 2 55 

W. H. Peirce, hitching posts 3 00 

clerk of Boards 10 00 

Justice fees 3 25 

blanks 1 30 

postage 2 40 

express and freight 2 78 

expenses out of town of 
Overseers of Poor 681 

W. H. Walker, grade stakes State High- 
way 2 00 
Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery near M. 

F. Brown's 1 00 

George L,. Snow, land on lighthouse Hill 

for gravel pit 
W. F. Wendemuth, inspector of animals 

appropriation for use of 
library 
C. C. Fuller, postage and express, Treas- 
urer 

C. C. Fuller, postage and express, Town 
Clerk 

C. C. Fuller, dog license blanks and posters 

Town Clerk's meeting, Bel- 
chertown 4 00 

C. C. Fuller, recording births, marriages 
and deaths 

C. H. Grout, inspecting meat 

Miner E. Powers, making financial returns 
to State 

Howard I. Shaw, ballot clerk 

F. R. Allen, " ■ " 

F. W. Doubleday, " 

F.J. Currier, 



20 


00 


13 


00 


77 


34 


6 


99 


3 


40 


2 


00 



3 


70 


6 


75 


8 


00 


1 


50 


3 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 



$677 84 



26 

SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S REPORT 

INTEREST ON TEMPORARY LOANS, STATE AND COUNTY 

TAXES, &C 

Paid State Tax $275 00 

County Tax 332 00 

remit on taxes 23 64 

interest on temporary loans 20 00 

cemetery commissioner's order 2 00 



$652 64 

RECAPITULATION 
Paid State Aid $216 00 

snow bills 182 63 

highways and bridges 604 00 

miscellaneous 677 84 

State highways 798 86 

town officers v 247 00 

interest on temporary, State and Coun- 
ty Taxes, &c 652 64 
support of schools _ 2,573 62 

$5,952 59 

RESOURCES 

Due on 1909 taxes $211 50 

interest on same 17 97 

on 1910 taxes 1,011 02 

interest on same 25 27 

from State inspection of animals 6 50 

" " burial pauper 15 00 

" on account of State Aid 234 00 

" " Town of Ware on acct. of 

pauper 48 00 

from C. H. Cornwell for grass on Town 

farm 
from A. P. Hannum for use pasture 
" A. B. Gross for scraper wheels 
Cash on hand 





12 


00 










8 


00 










5 


00 








I 


,350 


40 














$2 


,944 


66 









N. 



27 

LIABILITIES 

Due Orange Savings Bank $800 00 

W. M. Waugh, Collector 1909-10 84 50 

Henry M. Haskins on highway order 236 73 
interest on same 5 92 

$1,126 15 

Balance in favor of town $1,718 51 



List of Jurors 

AS PREPARED BY THE SELECTMEN FEB. 23, 191 1 



Alexander M. Petrie Farmer 

William F. Wendemuth Farmer 

Harry W. Abbott Farmer 

Fred D. Chamberlain Farmer 

Edwin P. Mitchell Farmer 

John A. Doubleday Farmer 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH [ of 

CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor 



We have had no paupers the past year of our or belonging 
to other towns. 

WALDO H. PEIRCE ) Overseers 

WALTER M. WAUGH [ of the 

CHARLES H. GROUT ) Poor of Prescott 



28 

Snow Bills Paid After April J, J9J0 



F. D. Chamberlain 
John A. Doubleday 
W. F. Wendemuth 
W. M. Tourtelotte 
C. A. Cole 
A. D. Reed 
Harold Pierce 
Clarence Pierce 
^. H. Petrie 
H. D. Pierce 
A, Iy. Barnes 

F. A. Griswold 
A. M. Petrie 

G. I/. Snow 
George W. Brown 
John F. Cowan 
A. Iy. Brown 

C. H. Grout 
F. B. Aiken 
Fred Wendemutb 
A. P. Hannum 
Iy, Patterson 
W. M. Waugh 
Harry A. Upton 
I^eighton A. Upton 
Justin Iy. Smith 
Iyewis S. Kelly 
Ambrose Iy. Kelly 
James Bunker 
C. C, Fuller 
John C. Paige 
James Brown 
W. F. Chamberlaini 



$12 


40 


2 


60 


3 


70 


8 


60 


i 


70 


12 


00 


2 


20 




60 




80 


2 


10 


6 


40 


9 


60 


2 


40 


8 


20 


2 


70 


H 


00 


2 


60 




70 


2 


00 


I 


00 


14 


70 


3 


40 


IO 


00 


i 


80 


i 


40 


4 


80 


2 


80 


I 


40 


3 


00 




60 


i 


80 


i 


60 


4 


80 



2Q 



F> R. Allen 
Harry Abbott 
E. P. Mitchell 
CW. Shattuck 
H. I. Shaw 
Fred Abbott 
John Powers 



4 


95 




5o 


3 


00 


4 


00 


5 


80 


i 


80 


14 


68 



; i83 13 



JOHN A. DOUBLEDAY, 

Highway Surveyor, 1910-11 



Highway Surveyor's Report 

FOR THE YEAR 1910-11 



aid A, D. Reed, self and team 


$128 00 


A. O. Parker, " " 


85 00 


John A. Doubleday, " " 


H2 35 


Fred W. Doubleday, " " 


24 85 


A, Iv. Barnes, " " 


24 OO 


John Cowan , " '* 


28 OO 


W. M. Waugh, 


8 40 


A. B. Gross, 


16 30 


F. A. Griswold, labor 


7 20 


Iv. Patterson, " 


3 50 


Guy Reed, 


37 80 


Moses Fogg, " 


28 80 


M. A. Griswold, 


9 00 


Joseph Sellers, " 


36 OO 


Edward Thayer, " 


3 60 


Ueighton Upton, *' 


41 40 


James Bunker, " 


3? 40 


Arthur H. Gross, " 


30 60 


Charles S. Amsden, " 


26 40 


Carl M. Pierce, " 


7 37 



3° 



George Waugh, 
Carl Brown, 
George H. Upton, 
W. O. Miller, 
John Stacy, 
James Brown, 
Leon ly. Stone, 
George W. Brown, 
Harry Upton, 
W. Tourtelotte, 



6 


87 


i 


60 


3 


80 


7 


20 


i7 


80 


7 


20 


7 


20 


12 


60 


9 


00 


IO 


60 



#775 34 



MISCELLANEOUS 

John A. Doubleday, posts, stringers and 

railings 
A. D. Reed, railings and posts 
Mrs. Lucy Stone, gravel 
W. M. Waugh, dynamite 
H. C. Shaw, sharpening drills 

E. T. Wheeler, railing and dynamite 
J. Adams, sharpening picks 
Cadwell & Glazier, 1837 ft. plank 
C. E. Miller, guide boards 
Express 

F. J. Currier, spikes, repairs, pick handle, 

scythe and snath 
Total cost 
Appropriation 
Balance 

JOHN A. DOUBLEDAY, 

Highway Surveyor, 1910-11 

Feb. 22, 1911 



$6 60 




75 


• 


1 50 




1 98 




1 80 




2 20 




20 




36 74 




7 65 




70 




4 77 






$840 23 






875 00 




34 77 



3i 

Trustees of the Wright Fund 



Received interest on deposit $38 61 

PAID THE SAME AS FOLLOWS : 

Paid Mrs. W. O. Miller at hospital $24 00 

Dr. Clark, bill for Mrs. Miller 2 50 

Lucy Stone 6 06 

Hannah Haskins 6 05 



$38 61 



WALTER M. WAUGH ^ Trustees 

CHARLES W. BERRY } of the 

WALDO H. PEIRCE J Wright Fund 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 

Susannah Haskins Fund $275 I2 

Expended 2 00 





$273 12 


Available 


73 12 


Francis B. Paige Fund 

Expended nothing 
Available 


$111 06 
11 06 


Briggs Fund 

Expended nothing 
Available 


$120 02 
20 02 


PUBLIC CEMETERIES 




Paid Fred Abbott, mowing Fish cemetery 


$3 00 


Frank A. Griswold, mowing Town Hall 




cemetery 


2 70 


Silas Whitaker, mowing Brick church 




cemetery 


1 00 



$6 70 

F. A. GRISWOLD ) n 

E. M. FISHER [ n Cemeter y 

W. M. WAUGH ) Commis sioners 



Town Clerics Report 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1910 



DATE 



NAME 



AGE 



RESIDENCE 



PLACE 



March 5 Henry R. Blinn 
Gloria A. Briggs 



22 Prescott, Mass. 

22 Leverett, Mass. 



Rev. W. S. Anderson 
Montague, Mass. 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1910 



Date 



Name 



Age 



Place of Death 









YRS. 


M. 


D. 




Jan. 


6 


Iola G. Mitchell 


7 


5 


*9 


Prescott, Mass 


Jan. 


13 


Chas. Hodgkins 


87 


11 


3 


Prescott, Mass 


Jan. 


14 


Iyorinda P. Clark 


72 


1 


3 


Prescott, Mass 


Feb. 


2 


Alton E. Walker 


8 








Prescott, Mass 


Nov, 


. 10 


Lucy F. Smith 


77 


7 


17 


Prescott, Mass 


Apr. 


17 


DeEancey Steers 


32 








Boston, Mass, 


Dec. 


24 


Eawson Biglow 


74 


5 


13 


Northampton, 
Mass 








C. C. 


FUEEER, 


Town Clerk. 



33 

Treasurers Report 

FOR 1910-11 OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



1910 

Feb. 19 Received balance from settle- 

. merit $1,095 57 

Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector, 1908 tax 160 42 

Received from W. M. Waugh, 

Collector, 1909 tax 891 44 

Received from W. M. Wangh, 

Collector, 19 10 tax 1^44 54 

June 21 Received from Orange Savings 

Bank (Borrowed) 400 00 

July 20 Received from Orange Savings 

Bank (Borrowed) 400 00 

1911 

Feb. 15 Received from Athol Savings 
Bank, interest on Susannah 
Haskins Fund 2 00 

Received from Hampshire Coun- 
ty Treasurer, Dog F A und re- 
funded 62 34 

Received from Nellie M. Brown, 
secretary for reimbursement 
Superintendent's salary 263 15 

Received from State Treasurer for 

inspection of animals 9 30 

Received from State Treasurer 

for fire extingushers 48 16 

Received from State Treasurer, 

National Bank tax 22 66 

Received from State Treasurer, 

State Aid 260 00 



34 

Received from State Treasurer, 

High School tuition in special 

cases 155 00 

Received from State Treasurer, 

State Highway Loan Fund 600 00 

Received from State Treasurer, 

income of the School Fund 1,288 41 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Paid State Tax 

County Tax 

Remit on Tax 

Cemetery Commissioner's order 

Interest to the Orange Savings Bank 

Selectmen's orders 

School Committee's orders 
Total 
Cash to balance 

[$7,302 99 
C. C. Fuller, Treasurer 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT 

April 6, 1910 Cash on hand $23 79 

Feb. 13, 191 1 Received from W, F. Wen- 
demuth 
Fees 
Total 

Paid Mrs. F. A. Griswold, Librarian 

W. F. Wendemuth for services 

Postage, express and supplies 
Total 
Cash on hand to balance 

C, C, FULLER, Treasurer of Prescott 



ITURES 


#>/»,}^ w 


$275 00 




332 00 




23 64 




2 00 




20 00 




2,726 33 




2,573 62 






#5,952 59 






$1,350 40 



77 


34 






1 


60 


$102 




$10 


00 


73 


5 


00 
65 










$15 


65 










$s 7 


08 



35 

Auditor's Report 



I have examined the Town Books of Prescott and find 
them correct to date. There is in the Treasury ($1,350.40) one 
thousand three hundred and fifty dollars and forty cents. The 
1908 tax has been settled. There is due on 1909 tax (230.42) 
two hundred and thirty dollars and forty-two cents. Also on 
1910 tax ($1,036.02) ten hundred thirty-six dollars and two 
cents. 

MINER E. POWERS, Auditor. 
Feb. 22, 191 1. 



Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 


RECEIPTS 




Balance from last year 


$1,310 61 


Town appropriation 


900 00 


5-6 Superintendent's salary refunded 


263 15 


High School tuition refunded 


155 00 


Mass. School Fund 


1,288 41 


EXPENDITURES 




Superintendent's salary, (10 months) 


$263 20 


School supplies 


7i 57 


Teachers' salaries 


i,393 00 


High School tuition 


140 00 


Fuel 


76 18 


Care of rooms 


53 25 


Transportation and mileage 


533 25 


Miscellaneous 


28 37 



,9!7 17 



,2,558 82 
Balance on hand $1,358 35 



36 
ITEMS OF EXPENSE 

SUPERVISION 

Charles E. Clay, Superintendent (10 mo.) $263 20 



$23 


98 


14 


4i 


9 


88 


8 


48 


6 


09 


4 


85 


1 


9i 


1 


52 




45 



1263 20 



1 57 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

J. E. Hammett Co. 
Newson & Co. 

E. E. Babb & Co. 

A. N. Palmer Co. 
Educational Pub, Co. 
C. E. Clay 
Sigsbee & Co. 
C. C. Fuller 

F. J. Currier 

TEACHERS 

Fanny G. Thayer, Mrs. $344 °o 

Ida E. Barrus 360 00 

B. Marjorie Haskell 180 00 
Ruby E. Munsing 153 00 
Gladys H. Bennett 150 00 
Mary E. Ives 102 00 
Elizabeth E. Ames 68 00 

Ruth S. Kellogg 36 00 

1 , 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Athol $36 00 

Town of New Salem 104 00 

$140 00 

FUEL 

E. A. Thayer,. 7 cords $28 00 

" " sawing 75 

E. P. Mitchell, 3 cords 12 00 

" " kindlings 50 

F. J. Currier, 2 cords 8 00 
A..D. Reed, 2 cords 8 00 



'i,393 00 



37 

J. Iv. Hamilton, sawing 7 30 

Lester Abbott, sawing and kindlings 6 38 

George Petrie, " " 4 25 

W. F. Wendemuth, kindlings 1 00 



$76 



CARK OF ROOMS 

Lester Abbott $13 °° 

George Petrie 10 00 

Vera Brown 9 50 

Fred Wendemuth 7 00 

Gladys H. Bennett 6 50 

Mrs. John Carlson 2 25 

L. Patterson 2 50 

W. F. Wendemuth 1 00 

Lucy Wendemuth 1 00 

Leroy Fiske 50 

TRANSPORTATION AND MII.EAGK 

E. M. Fisher 
A. H. Gross 

F. W. Lincoln 
W. H. Petrie 
L. Patterson 
J. A. Doubleday 
W. F. Wendemuth 
Jennie Linds 



$533 25 

MlSCBttANKOuS 
C. T. Bagnall, paper and printing 
C. L. Clay, incidental expenses 
W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census 

postage, express, notary 
fees 3 85 $28 37 



Sigl 


25 


90 


00 


60 


00 


37 


50 


28 


50 


45 


00 


41 


25 


39 


75 


$7 


90 


11 


62 


5 


00 


3 


85 



#53 25 



Total expense for support of schools $2,558 82 



38 
REPAIR ACCOUNT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year 
Town appropriation 

EXPENDITURES 

E. A. Thayer, labor and material at No. 4 
W. F. Wendemuth " " " 3 

Balance on hand for repairs 

DUE THE TOWN ON SCHOOL ACCOUNT 

From the State for reimbursement of Super- 
intendent's salary, High school tuition, 
and tuition of State wards, (about) $410 00 

For the School Committee 
W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

W. F. Wendemuth, chairman term expires 191 1 

E. A. Thayer, secretary " " 191 2 

A. M. Petrie " M 1913 

Prescott, Feb. 22, 191 1. 



$11 26 




25 00 


$36 26 




$9 90 
4 90 


$14 80 




$21 46 


.CCOUN 


T * 



Report of the Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee and Citizens of Prescott : 

I herewith present my first annual report as your Superin- 
tendent of schools for the fiscal year, ending Feb. ist, 191 1, the 
same also being the ninth in the series of Superintendent's 
reports for this union. 

SOME STATISTICS 

Population, census 1910 320 

SCHOOL census 

* 

Number of children between 5 and 15 years: Boys, 30; 

girls, 33; total 63 
Number of children between 7 and 14 years : Boys, 23 ; 

girls, 23; total 46 

Illiterate minors over 14: Boys, o; girls, o; total o 

Number of schoolhouses in town 5 

11 " occupied 4 

11 schools 4 

" different teachers during the year 6 

EYE AND EAR TESTS, DECEMBER, I9IO 

Number of pupils enrolled 59 

11 found defective in sight 5 

" " *' in hearing o 

" of parents or guardians notified 4 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30TH, 1910 

Total enrollment 72 

Supplementary enrollment 6 

Total membership 64.8 

Average membership 59.9 

" attendance 55.2 

Per cent of attendance 90 

Nurnber of pupils enrolled under 5 years of age o 

" between 5 and 15 years 72 

7 H 66 



4 o 



over 15 years 

of visits by School Committee 
" Superintendents 
" " others 
Length of school year 



3 

7 
61 

89 

8 ms., 18 dys. 



FOR THK YEAR ENDING FEB. 1ST, 19H 

Total enrollment 



NUMBER ENROLED IN JANUARY 

No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 



Grade I 



II 

III 

IV 

V 

VI 

VII 

VIII 

IX 



4 



Number of boys, 28; girls, 32, 

No. 2 
Average membership 
Average attendance 
Per cent of attendance 
Number of tardinesses 

" dismissals 
Visits by School Committee 
" Superintendent 
" others 



Total 

No. 3 
10.33 17 



9.14 

88.48 
26 

3 



15.2 
89.41 
194 
64 



2 

1 

No. 4 
20 
18.63 

93-15 

9 
1 



No. 5 
11.65 
11.32 
97.16 

1 

o 



63 



No. 



3 
60 

Total 

59 

54-3 
92 

230 

68 

6 

78 



95 

PUPILS WHO HAVE ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOLS DURING YEAR 

Gladys Brown, Grade XI Athol 

Earl R. Whitaker " XIII New Salem 

Leola C. Whitaker "XI " ■" 

Jessie E. Petrie "X " " 
F. Conrad Lincoln " XI 



4i 

SPRING TERM, 1910 

My work of supervision began April 1st; the schools were 
in session under the following teachers : 

• No. 2, Miss Mary h. Ives 
No. 3, Miss Ruby Iy. Munsing 
No. 4, Miss Ida E. Barrus 
No. 5, Mrs. Fanny G. Thayer 

I found the schools in good condition and working under 
an excellent course of study ; they continued through the term 
uninterruptedly, closing the year with as much progress as 
could reasonably be expected. Only one pupil completed the 
IX grade work, Jessie E. Petrie, School No. 2. 

SEPTEMBER BEGINNING 

It hurts a school to change teachers if it has a fairly good 
one, even at the end of the year, but those in No. 2 and No. 3 
declining to remain longer, Miss B. Marjorie Haskell, North - 
boro, was placed in charge of No. 2, and Miss Gladys H. 
Bennett, Fremont, N. H., of No. 3. At the Christmas recess, 
the latter was succeeded by Miss Ruth S. Kellogg, Amherst. 
I think the schools are at present doing good work and making 
commendable progress. 

The State maintains ten Normal schools, and at a great 
expense is training young women for teaching — the most im- 
portant public work there is. That community is an exception 
which does not demand a trained teacher, however small its 
school. If the teacher is "worthy of her hire," $9.00 per week 
is a pitiable wage for such, and only those who are "untried" 
can be had for that. Girls in a shop can earn more, with less 
"wear and tear" to the nervous system, no fault found, and not 
subject to unjust criticism. 

Then, again, schools in towns remote from railroad sta- 
tions are not attractive to experienced teachers unless the sal- 
ary "is worth while." It seems to me, in consideration of the 
large amount the town receives from the State, it should in- 



4 2 
crease its appropriation for schools try the sum of $200, thereby 
being able to secure a teacher for each of its schools, who has 
had at least a year's experience, and to secure special instruc- 
tion in music and drawing. We should not aim to make "art- 
ists" in either of these two subjects, but in my estimation, aside 
from the "three R's," no branches of study contribute more to 
the enjoyment and refinement of life. 

INTRODUCTIONS 

There never was a time when so many successful men and 
women in the teaching profession were studying* to perfect "the 
tools" of education, as well as its methods: consequently, text 
books have never been made so attractive, and so well adjusted 
to the unfolding mind of the little people as they are to-day. 

Fairbank's "Home Geography" has been put into the IV 
Grade as a "starter" in that subject. "Number by Develop- 
ment" introduces the child "to figures" by causing him to see 
and handle objects, thus making the work something besides 
mere words; the "Palmer System of Penmanship" puts the pu- 
pil in line with the prevailing slant style and the "muscular 
movement" taught in all commercial schools. "The Aldine 
Method" of learning to read, makes this greatest task of the 
beginner at school both delightful and expeditious. "How the 
People Rule" is proving a very interesting text for the future 
citizens in the IX Grade. 

TWO SCHOOL BOARD VOTES 
June 20th, it was voted to try the closing of the afternoon 
sessions at 3.30. It is only in "way-back" towns of the w( 
ern half of the State, that the sessions "as of yore" run from 
9.00 to 12.00, and from 1 .00 to 4.00. And isn't it better that 
the teachers, who must give ten or more hours of work each 
day, put this last half hour towards the preparation for teach- 
ing and the holding of their pupils attentively to their tasks 
than that the mind-tired children fill up the time in listlessness? 
Another step in the right direction is this vote: "En- 
trance children under the school age limit shall be admitu J 



43 
only at the beginning of the school year, in September, and not 
then unless they are nearer six than five years of age." 

TEACHERS' MEETINGS 

Presumably, your former Superintendents held teachers' 
meetings. The small number of teachers in each of the several 
towns of the district, and the difficulty of getting them together, 
has led me to adopt a different course. On the Saturday fol- 
lowing the beginning of each term, it is my purpose to hold a 
meeting of die teachers and committees of the district. We 
have had two such gatherings, the first at North Dana, Sept. 
10th, and the second at Millington, January 14th. 

At each meeting we intend to have two speakers from "out- 
side," some teaching exercises, a display of pupil's work from 
each school, and such "suggestions for the good of the order," 
by the Superintendent, as time permits. The two meetings we 
have held were both enjoyable and profitable. All interested 
in the work of the schools and the public welfare, are always 
most cordially invited to attend, and to share in the exercises. 

ATTENDANCE 

The most discouraging feature about some schools is an 
habitual low per cent, of attendance. Most teachers realize 
that the register of the school is the thermometer that records 
her ability as a teacher to the eye 'of a stranger, at least. Some- 
times it is impossible for the teacher, however good, to over- 
come the indifference of parents as to the desirableness of .the 
regular attendance of their children. 

During the Spring term a school in one of "the remote cor- 
ners" of the district, had only two half-day absent marks, no 
one tardy, no one dismissed. What was possible in this 
school, should be possible in every school of this town. A 
death in the family, and real sickness of the pupil are the only 
valid excuses for absence. A year ago a law was enacted re- 
quiring thrift to be taught in the schools of the State. Every 
one will concede that punctuality is an essential element of 
thrift, and that the youth or the adult, who is often absent |r°rn 



44 

his work, or tardy in meeting his obligations, is not, usually, 
thrifty. 

The per cent, of attendance marks the "value received' '' 
for the money expended; if the per cent is 83, it means that out 
of every dollar expended 17 cents have been wasted, or lost, or 
thrown away. 

At the beginning of each month an attendance sheet is 
made up, on which record of each school in the district is com- 
pared with every other school of the town, and also of the dis- 
trict; it has awakened no little interest among^the different 
schools. 

INDUSTRIAL LIKES 

There is no topic that so much absorbs the thought and 
speech of educators, and is of so much interest to every indi- 
vidual of the community "at home and abroad," as the topic 
of industrial education. It has already become a generally ac- 
cepted idea "that industrial training is properly a part of pub- 
lic school education, and, as such, should receive the attention 
and support of the State." How best to carry out this idea, 
how "to articulate industrial training with the present school 
system, to modify the course of study in elementary and high 
schools, while preserving the essential elements of the present 
system," is what educators are studying. 

Efforts towards this adjustment are to be seen in some of 
the rural schools about us; some work in sewing shown by two 
schools at the Millington meeting, commanded the commenda- 
tion of those present. State agent Warren says: "Among 
the results clearly in evidence at this time of the attempts to 
emphasize in school some of the fundamentals of life are : 

Better attendance. 

More rapid progress in regular studies. 

Greater public interest in the schools. 

Added respect for woman's work, agriculture and manual 
labor." 



45 

The work of No. 5, was one of the schools referred to 
above, and I hope to "try out" Mr. Warren's statement in 
some of the other schools before the year ends. 

IN CONCLUSION 

I wish to make public record of my sincere thanks for the 
uniform courtesy, the cordial support, and the hearty co- 
operation given to me by the committee, the teachers, and the 
good people of Prescott. I appreciate it, coming among you an 
entire stranger. It is my desire, and will be my constant en- 
deavor to serve you to the best of my ability. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES L. CLAY. 
North Dana, Mass., Feb. 6, 191 1» 



HONOR ROLL 

tfERM ENDING JANUARY I, I91I 

(The figures denote number of terms perfect in attendance, 
i. e., neither tardy, absent, nor dismissed.) 

No. 2 



Bowen, Lillian L> 
Davis, Francis 
Keefe, Thomas C> 


2 

1 
1 


Petrie, George G. 
Snow, Martha G. 
Snow, Hattie J. 


t 
1 
1 




No. 


4 




Abbott, Lester 
Abbott, Warren 
Bowen, Frank 


1 
1 
1 


Currier, Rose 
Patterson, Beulah 
Wolff, Eva 


1 
1 
2 




No. 


5 




Brown, Vera L. 
Doubleday, Sara A. 
Gross, Charles H. 


3 
1 

1 


Gross, Herbert J. 
Lincoln, Ruth H. 
Reed, Gladys V. 


3 
1 

t 



4 6 



LIST OF TEACHERS 



WHERE EDUCATED 

Framingham Normal 



EOCATlON NAME 

No. 2 *Mary L. Ives, i 

B. Marjorie Haskell 
No. 3 Ida E. Barrus 
No. 3 *Ruby M.Munsing,i 

*Gladys H.Bennett, 2 

Ruth S. Kellogg 
No. 5 Fanny G. Thayer 

*i, Spring Term ; 2, Fall Term 

SCHOOL CALENDAR, 1911-12 



Ashfield High 
Ludlow High 
Fitchburg Normal 
Amherst High 
Belvidere Seminar}^ 



WAGES 

$32 00 
36 00 
40 00 
36 00 
36 00 
36 00 
40 00 



1911 

March 3 Winter term ends 

March 27 Spring term begins 

April 19 and May 30, Holidays 

June 16 Spring term closes — 12 weeks 

Fall term begins 

Holiday 

Thanksgiving recess 

Fall term continues 

Fall term ends — 12 weeks 

Winter term begins 

Christmas recess 

Winter term continues 

Holiday 

Winter term ends — 12 weeks 

Spring term begins 



Sept. 


5 


Oct. 


12 


Nov. 


18 


Nov. 


27 


Dec. 


1 


Dec. 


4 


Dec. 


22 


1912 




Jan. 


1 


Feb. 


22 


March 


1 


March 


2 5 






Report of the Trustees of the Prescott 
Free Public Library 



The Trustees present the following report: 

Up to the time of making this report, no books have 
been purchased, because the dog fund, which is our chief re- 
source, was not available until quite recently. 

The Library Commission has again furnished us some 37 
Volumes, as a free gift. Many of these will be helpful in the 
schools; while Brook's "Agriculture," 3 volumes, Lane's 
"Business of Dairying," Mayo's "Diseases of Animals," Rob- 
inson's "Poultry Craft," and Thomas' "American Fruit Cult- 
urist," should be valuable works for the farmer. The "Little 
Cousin," and "Peeps at Many Lands," series, "Heart of Oak" 
books, and "St. Nicholas," will cheer the hearts of the little 
ones. All these, together with several volumes presented by 
individual author-publishers, are now in circulation, and a list 
of the same (Catalogue Supplement, No. 17,) will be found 
printed herewith. 

The great need of our Library is more room, and this we 
must have if its usefulness is to continue. We again urge that 
something be done at once to provide a suitable and permanent 
home for our Library. 

More books have been loaned this year than ever before. 
The main library has loaned 1,052 volumes, the Hill branch 
560, and the East branch 212, making a total of 1,824 books 
When we consider that in many homes the books are read by 
two or three members of the family, it will be seen that the real 
circulation is far in excess of the above figures. 

The patrons of the East branch gathered in the home of 
the Librarian, Mrs. Brown, one day last March, and, much to 
her surprise, presented her a five dollar gold piece, in recogni- 
tion of her faithful services gratuitously rendered. 



48 

The library, and both branches, will continue another 
year under their present faithful librarians. 

The Trustee, whose term expires this year, is W. F. 
Wendemuth. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



RECEIPTS 






Balance from last year 


$23 


79 


Town appropriation 


15 


00 


Dog Fund 


62 


34 


Fines 

i 


1 


60 


EXPENDITURES 






Librarian's salary 


$10 


00 


W. F. Wendemuth, services in connection 






with branches 


5 


00 


W. F. Wendemuth, express, postage, sup- 






plies 




65 



il02 73 



$15 65 



Balance on hand 58 7 08 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

Prescott, Feb. 22, 191 1. 



Catalogue of Prescott Free Public Library 

SUPPLEMENT No. 17 

AUTHOR TITLE NO. 

Acheson. A Pathfinder 2270 

Alcott. Little Men 2271 

Little Women 2272 

Altsheler. The Last of the Chiefs 2273 

Beard. The Jack of all Trades 2274 

Brooks. Agriculture. Vol. I. Soils, How to Treat 

Them 2275 

Brooks. Agriculture. Vol. II. Manures and Fer- 
tilizers 2276 



49 

Brooks. Agriculture. Vol. III. Animal Husbandry 2277 

Butler. Our Little Mexican Cousin 2278 

Casson. The History of the Telephone 2279 

Doubleday. Stories of Inventors 2280 

A Year in a Yawl 2281 

Finnemore. Peeps at Many Land. England 2282 

France 2283 
J ; " " " Italy * 2284 

Japan 2285 

Fiske. The American Revolution. Vol. I 2286 

Vol. II 2287 

Flandrau. The Diary of a Freshman 2288 

Franklin. Autobiography 2289 

Grant. Our Common Birds and How to Know Them 2290 

Grierson. Peeps at Many Lands — Scotland 2291 

Jungman. " " " — Holland 2292 

Lane. The Business of Dairying 2293 

Lawrence. Bacon is Shakespeare 2294 

Mayo. Diseases of Animals 2295 

Moore. The Life of Abraham Lincoln 2296 

Nason. Minute Men of '61 2297 

Norton. Heart of Oak Books. Vol. I 2298 

Norton. " " " Vol. II 2299 

Robinson. Poultry Craft 2300 

Roe. Massachusetts Monuments 2301 

Roe. The Melvin Memorial 2302 

Stack. Wild Flowers Every Child Should Know 2303 

Thomas. The American Fruit Culturist 2304 

Thompson. The Railway Library 2305 

Wade. Our Little Irish Cousin 2306 

Webster. When Patty Went to College 2307 

Wright. Citizen Bird 2308 

Zollinger. A Boy's Ride 2309 

MISCELLANEOUS 

St. Nicholas Magazine for 1904, Vol. I 2310 

" Vol. II 2311 

Sea Stories Retold from St. Nicholas 2312 

Journal of the 44th Annual Encampment, G. A. R. 2313 
Record of Dedication of Statue of Rear- Admiral John A. 

Winslow 2314 
Record of Dedication of Statue of Major-General Na- 
thaniel P. Banks 2315 




Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



of the . 





O 




FOR THE YEAR 



1911-1912 



ATHOL, MASS. 

The Athol Transcript Print 

1912 




Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town <gf Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1911-1912 



ATHOL, MASS. 

The Athoi Transcript Print 

1912 



C, 



MAR 13 1912 
STATE HOfJSE, BOSTON- 



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■ 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN tf PRESCOTT 

c^pril 1, 1911 



o 



NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



A. 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 

3000 $47 93 

Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 40, cow 15, all other ratable estate 10 2 88 

Abbott, Bert C. 

horse 50, cow 30, all other ratable estate 15, 
house 175, barn 75, home place 32a 500 13 42 

Abbott, Frederick 2 00 

Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 16 85 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 

78a 1200 (exempt 500) 18 90 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees of) 

land 50a 275 371 

Amsden, Charles S. 

all other ratable estate 100, house 100, barn 25, 
home place 4a 75, Vaughn lot ia 15 6 26 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (soldier's exemption) 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1 35 

Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 300, 18 cows 590, 2 two-year-olds 55, 1 
yearling 12, 3 swine 30, 60 fowls 15, all other 
ratable estate 75, house 325, 2 barns 475, windmill 
75, home place 175a 2100, Cleveland lot 25a 300, 
Blackmer lot 8a 50 61 43 



*3 NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

O-i 



1 


Adams, John M. 


2 


00 


I 


Adams, Herbert D. 

2 horses ioo, 7 cows 210, 1 swine 12, 77 fowls 24, 
all other ratable estate 15, house 200, barii 75, 








hen house 25, home place 65a 1000 


24 


4 2 




B 






I 


Barnes, Allie L. 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 140, yearling 20, 75 fowls 
25, all other ratable estate 20, house 100, barn 








350, home place 83a 1100, Woods lot 10a 125 


29 


4 1 


I 


Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 250, 11 cows 440, 3'earling 20, 35 fowls 6, 
all other ratable estate 50, house 200, 2 barns 








350, shed 25, home place 102a 825 


3i 


24 




Berry, Annie L. 








house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 50, home 








place 90a 725, Egypt lot 2a 10 


16 


68 


I 


Blake, George G. 








house 250, barn 50, home place 50a 250 


9 


43 


I 


Brown, Marshall F. 








machinery 400, horse 25 


7 


74 


I 


Brown, Merle 

Brown, L. Flora 

2 cows 65, yearling 20, 60 fowls 20, house 300, 
barn 150, Powers barn 100, home place 52a 200, 
Powers place 170a 500, Stone lot 18a 125, Little 


2 


00 




lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 2 1 -2a 10, Gray lot 30a 500 


28 


90 


I 


Browne, Arthur L. 








4 cows 140, two-year-old 20 


4 


16 


I 


Brown, George W. 








2 cows 35, 2 yearlings 25 


2 


81 




Browne, Lilly S. F. 








house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 300 


10 


'3 




Burroughs, Lura C. 








all other ratable estate 15, house 425, barn 100, 








horse barn 50, 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 400 


14 


7 2 


I 


Bunker, James M. 


2 


00 



o 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



c 

Cadrett, Andrew 

cow 25, all other ratable estate 25, house 150, 

barn 50, shop 25, home place 54a 150 7 74 

Carlson, John 

horse 25, cow 25, 100 fowls 45, all other ratable 
estate 15, house 250, barn 150, home place 8a 
125, King lot 12a 50 11 25 

Chapin, Luther D. (exempt) 

Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 190, 10 cows 275, yearling 15,3 swine 25, 

all other ratable estate 40 9 36 

Chamberlain, Rosa M. 

house 500, barn 300, vinegar house 75, home 
place 78a 1 1 25 27 00 

Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 250, 3 cows 95, 50 fowls 15, all other 
ratable estate 25, house 200, barn 100, shed 50, 
home place 80a 500 18 68 

Clark, Mrs. L,. P. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 
1700, Webber lot 6a 50 39 15 

Clark, Mattie H. (adm'r) 

horse 25, 10 cows 250, 5 yearlings 75, 5 swine 60, 

50 fowls 15, all other ratable estate 50 6 41 

Clark; Minnie 

2 horses 100 r 35 

Clark, Walter A« 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 10 2 81 

Clark, Albert H. 

house 200, barn 100, home place 21a 150 (exempt) 

Cole, David L. 

horse 75, 5 cows 165", swine 12, all other ratable 
estate 20, house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 14 12 

Cole, Clarence A. 2 00 

Cowan, John F. 

2 horses 200, 7 cows 230, 45 fowls 15, all other 
ratable estate 25, house 400, 3 barns 350, shed 
25, home place 102a 1200 35 01 

Cowan, Eliza 

horse 85, all other ratable estate 15 1 35 



"3 NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



I 


Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade iooo, horse 50, cow 35, 30 fowls 3, 
all other ratable estate 30, house and store 750, 
barn 150, shop 75, hen house 25, home place ia 
25, Haskins & Johnson lot ia 25, Johnson lot 18a 
50, Haskins lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, 








Baker & Darby lots 3a 75 


36 


07 




Crossett, Harriet 








house and store 700, barn 100, land 5000 ft 10 


10 


94 




Congregational Church Society- 








house 700, barn 200, home place 11a 300 


16 


20 




D 






I 


Doubleday, John A. 

horse 25, 2 cows 55, 2 two-year-olds 60, 4 year- 
lings 50, all other ratable estate 15, 2 houses 300, 








barn 200, home place 70a 500 


18 


27 


I 


Doubleday, Fred W. 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees of) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, barn 25, 


2 


00 




home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 50 


30 


3* 




Dickey, Janette 








house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 (exempt) 








F 






I 


Fisher, Erwin M. 

2 horses 100, 2 cows 40, all other ratable estate 15, 








house 100, barn 100, shed 25, home place 50a 275 


10 


< s 5 


I 


Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 100, 4 cows 140, two-year-old 15, all other 
ratable estate 40, house 175, barn 175, store 150. 
shop 50, store house 50, home place xoa 150, 








land 2500 ft 10, out lot 4a 25 


3 1 


37 




G 






I 


Gleason, Elmer 








cow 25, 55 fowls 18 


2 


58 




Gleason, Susan 








house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 


5 


40 



tn 

*0 NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

PL, 



I 


Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses ioo, 6 cows 210, 2 oxen 100, swine 20, 
42 fowls 10, house 200, barn 100, home place 








40a 450 


18 


07 


I 


Griswold, M. Algie 
Grover, Ophelia E. 

house 250, 2 barns 100, home place 45a 475 


2 


00 




(exempt 500) 


4 


39 


I 


Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, cow 35, 30 fowls 3, all other ratable 








estate 15 


3 


73 


I 


Gross, Austin B. 

3 horses 225, 2 cows 60, 2 oxen 180, 3 yearlings 
55, 2 swine 20, 55 fowls 18, all other ratable 
estate 100, house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home 








place 110a 1000 


30 


47 


I 


Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 200, 9 cows 315, 2 yearlings 25, 3 swine 
40, all other ratable estate 40, house 225, barn 








175, shed 25, home place 75a 800 


26 


9i 




Gilbert, Charlotte F. 








house 325, home place ia 25 


4 


73 




H 








Haskins, Hannah 








house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100 (exempt) 






I 


Haskins, Criton G. 








house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 


5 


3S 


I 


Haskins, Henry M. 

machinery 700, 8 horses 700, all other ratable 








estate 125, barn 100, home place 70a 500 


30 


69 


I 


Hamilton, John L,. 


2 


00 


I 


Hamilton, Frank W. 








stock in trade 50 


2 


68 


I 


Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 150, 12 cows 450, 2 yearlings 30, all other 








ratable estate 80 


1 1 


59 


I 


Hannum, Charles K. 

Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 


2 


00 




Berry land 6a 200 


2 


70 



*o name; and valuation ' Tax 





Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees of) 










house ioo, barn 125, store shed 25, carriage h 


ouse 








50, corn barn 50, home place 62a 1000, Shaw lot 








20a 1200 (exempt 500) 




27 


68 


I 


Hodgkins, Henry B. 










land 10a 200 




4 


70 




Harrington, Joseph M. (heirs or devisees of) 










Oakes lot 80a 3000 




40 


5<=> 




Harrington, Mrs. J. M. (heirs or devisees of) 










house 100, barn 50, home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 








3a 15° 




5 


06 


I 


Horr, Elbridge F. 










horse 40, house 50, barn 50, home place 50a 200 


6 


93 


I 


Horr, Harry 










horse 25, Mitchell lot 7a 25 




2 


34 




1 








I 


Ireland, John B. 










house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 (exempt) 


\ 






j 








I 


Johnson, William H. 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 125, two-year-old 20 
fowls 25, all ratable 15, house 350, barn 


. 65 
3°°, 








home place 51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 




34 


54 


I 


Johnson, Lyman S. 

horse 125, 7 cows 200, 2 swine 20, house 
barn 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 


275. 
74a 








800 




4i 


42 


I 


Johnson, Andrew 

horse 50, 7 cows 175, 4 3 r earlings 75, house 
barn 100, Potter house 50, home place 77a 
land 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 100, Potter 


15°. 
885, 
land 








. i-4-a 5 




24 


82 


I 


Johnson, Henry A. 










2 horses 140, 40 fowls 10, all other ratable 50 




4 


70 




Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees of) 










old place 123a 3000 




40 


5° 




Johnson, Margaret (heirs or devisees of) 










house 350, barn ioo, home place 3a 100 




1-1 


43 



o 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Jones, William 2 00 

Jennison, Eliza A. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, .pasture 

lot 9a 50 1 1 48 

K 

Kelley, Eugene G. 

3 horses 100, 17 cows 425, 4 two- year- olds 70, 4 
yearlings 50, 2 swine 20, all other ratable estate 
200, honse 700, barn 400, shed 50, store house 
75, carriage house 100, home place 102a 1500, 
Kelley lot 100a 1500, out lot 7a 140 73 96 

Kelley, Ambrose L. 2 00 

Kelley, Lewis S. 2 00 

L 

Laplant, Everett E. 

3 horses 200, cow 30, yearling 15, all other 
ratable estate 75 6 32 

Lawless, John H. 2 00 

Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 60, cow 25, all other ratable estate 10, 
Bishop lot 44a 200 5 99 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250 7 09 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

2 cows 50, yearling 12, all other ratable estate 10, 
house 250, barn 400, hen house 25, home place 
1 60a 800 22 89 

M 

Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 350, machinery 700, horse 35, cow 
25, all other ratable estate 525, house 600, barn 
100, office 50, small house 150, mill 2000, boiler 
house 100, land 32a 125 66 27 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 40, cow 35, 325 fowls 180, machinery 600, 
house 175, barn 100, shed 25, hen house 300, 
home place 27a 350, Abbott land 8a 120, Egypt 
Abbott lot 10a 150 30 02 

Miller, William O. ° 2 00 



IO 



'Si 

"3 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Paige, John C. 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 55, all other ratable 5, house 

350, barn 200, home place xC4a 1500 32 52 

Paige, Charles W. 

1 horse 25 2 34 
Pierce, Daniel T. 

horse 25, cow 20, house 200, Freeman house 75, 
Chapin house 25, Chapin barn 25, home place 
70a 850, Freeman land 4a 20, land ia 25, Fish lot 
10a 25 19 42 

Petrie, William H. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 250, yearling 20, swine 15, 
60 fowls 20, all other ratable estate 10, house 200, 
barn 500, shed 25, hen house 40, home place 

80a 500 25 36 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

horse 125, 2 cows 60, 2 yearlings 35, all other 
ratable estate 10, house 200, barn 150, home 
place 69a 400 15 24 

Pierce, Carl M. 

cow 35, 86 fowls 35 2 95 

Pierce, Ellis F. 

3 horses 150, 2 cows 60, swine 15, all other 
ratable estate 75, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, 
home place 74a 500 [8 20 

Pierce, Leroy M. 2 00 

Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 75, 2 cows 60, 100 fowls 45, all other ratable 
estate 20, house 250, barn 100, hen house 50, 
home place 25a 250 13 4 (S 

Peirce, Fred N. 

house 550, barn too, home place 45a 300, Henry 

lot 24a 75 15 s 4 

Peirce, Waldo H. 

horse 65, 2 cows 70, swine 15, all other ratable 
estate 20, house 350, barn 125, home place i-2a 
25, Peirce lot 28a 600, Berry lot 12a 75, Titus lot 
5a 50 22 84 

Peirce, Waldo H. (Adm'r for Lawson Bigelow) 

all other ratable estate 600 8 10 



I I 



'o NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



I 


Powers, Charles L. 




2 


00 


I 


Powers, Adelbert L. 










Whitaker lot 30a 125 




3 


69 




Powers, Edna J. 










cow 25, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home 


place 








25a 300 




8 


44 




Putnam, Willard and W. M. Tourtellott 










Caswell place 150a 450 




6 


08 


I 


Powers, Miner E. 

horse 75, 2 cows 70, two-year-old 25, 350 


fowls 








200, all other ratable estate 25 




7 


34 




R 








I 


Reed, Alden D. 

4 horses 425, 14 cows 440, 2 two-year-olds 
yearlings 100, 2 swine 25, all other ratable 
50, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home 


35, 8 
estate 
place 








115a 2250 




59 


37 


I 


Reed, Harry A. 










Sykes lot 2 i-2a 50 




2 


68 




Reed, Mrs. A. D. 









land 7a 50 68 

Ryder, Addie 

2 horses 125, cow 25, 40 fowls 10, all other ratable 
estate 40, house 350, barn 50, home place 60a 
1200 24 30 

Ryder, Frank L,. 2 00 

s 

Shattuck, Charles S. 

2 horses 200, 7 cows 200, yearling 15, 100 fowls 
45, house 200, barn 150, shed 25, home place 
1 00a 900 25 42 

Shaw, Joseph N. (heirs or devisees of) 

cow 25, 2 houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, 
shop 75, home place 70a 1700 (soldier's widow's 
exemption) 21 13 

Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 400, 2 horses 125, all other ratable 
75, house and store 350, shop 50, barn 100, home 
place 29a 500 23 60 



12 



"3 NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 90, 6 oows 145, 2 two-year-olds 35, 2 
yearlings 30, swine 20, all other ratable no, 
house 250, barn 150, shed 50, Peirce house 225, 
home place 75a 550, Peiree land 18a 200, Fish 
lot 10a 100. 28 40 

Smith, Justin L. 

2 horses 175, 7 cows 250, 4 yearlings 75, swine 10, 
all other ratable estate 10, house 300, barn 100, 
shed 25, home place 89a 1050 28 93 

Snow, George L. 

2 horses 100, 8 cows 240, 6 yearlings 75, 100 
fowls 40, all other ratable estate 20, house 300, 
barn 275, horse barn 75, home place 78a 1200 

Smith, Oliver 

Smith, Jennie A. 

2 cows 40, 2 yearlings 25, all other ratable 5 
house 150, barn 25, home place 67a 500 
1 Sellers, Joseph 
1 Sears, Arthur C. 

horse 50, cow 35, 40 fowls 10, all other ratable 
estate 15 3 49 

Shaw, L,illie & Hattie 

horse 125, all other ratable estate 20 1 96 

Stacy, John N. 2 00 

Stacy, George L. 

horse 15, cow 35, 50 fowls 15 2 88 

Stone, Leon L. 

horse 75, all other ratable estate 5 3 08 

Stone, Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, home place 523400 (widow's 
exemption 500) 2 36 

Stacy, Oscar A. 

personal estate 50 2 68 

T 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 175, 6 cows 210, 40 fowls 10, all other 
ratable estate 70, house 225, barn 100, home 
place 89a 800, Snyder place 30a 250, Vaughn 
lot 25a 200 29 54 



33 


39 


2 


00 


n 


4i 


2 


00 



. 13 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees of) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old 
place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 
20a 100 18 90 

Thayer, Joseph 2 00 

Thayer, Edwin H. 

3 cows 90, swine 15 3 42 

Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 15, 60 fowls 20, all other ratable estate 50 3 15 

it 

Upton, Willard, (heirs or divisees) of) 

house 100, barn 100, home place 59a 250 6 08 

Upton, Leighton 

3 horses 175, 7 cows 210, house 200, shed 25, home 
place ia 25. 10 58 

Upton, Henry S. (heirs or devisees of) 

house 300, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, Up- 
ton old house 150, Upton old barn 75, Upton hen 
house 25, home place 20a 225, Upton old place 50a 
250. 16 88 

Upton, George H. (exempt) 

v 

Vaughn, Mrs. Joseph P. 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 195, 90 fowls 40, all other rata- 
ble estate 75, house 500, barn 125, hen house 75, 
home place 80a, 750 25 12 

Vaughn, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 6 05 

Vaughn, Ida 

land 36a 200 (soldier's widow's exemption) 
Vaughn, Clarinda G. 

land 46a 700 9 45 

w 

Walker, Joseph P. 

all other ratable estate 15 221 

Walker, Hattie A. 

3 horses 225, 6 cows 185, two year-old 30, yearling 
20, 2 swine 30, 60 fowls 20, all other ratable estate 

200 9 59 






14 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Walker, George W. 

all other ratable estate 25, house 175, barn 400, 
home place, 105a 1500 3° 35 

Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 200, 23 cows 750, 2 yearlings 30, 2 swine 
25, 100 fowls, 45, all other ratable estate 135, 
house 500, barn 200, Smith house 50, Smith barn 
100, Smith shed 15, home place 64a 900, Smith 
place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, Fisher place 
54a 500 61 38 

1 Waugh, George T. 2 00 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

horse 100, 14 cows 450,36 fowls 5, all other ratable 
estate 15 9 70 

Wendemuth, William F. 

2 cows 70, 80 fowls 30, house 100, barn 100, home 
place 73a 400 11 45 

Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 55, yearling 30, i2ofowls 55, all 

other ratable 20, house 150, barn 100, hen house 

25, shed 15, home place 70a 350 13 82 

Wolff, Frank F. 

horse 25, cow 20, 125 fowls 60, all other ratable 
estate 150, house 150, barn 100, shed 25, home 
place 68a 400 14 5^ 

Woods, Emma 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 



(exempt) 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOIv 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 23a 450, Elizabeth Wood lot 35a 550 $13 50 

Woods & Harrington 

Brown & Simmons lot 12a 150 2 03 

Woods & Lincoln 

2 small houses 50, barn 25, Eindse}' lot 95a 400, 
Brush mountain lot 8a 50 7 09 

Hamilton, George L. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 4 05 

Fay, Othello A. 

Horr lot 60a 1000, Ben Paige lot 120a 300, Merritt 
Horr lot 45a 250, Arnot lot 18a 75, land 8a 50, Put- 
nam Jot 60a 100 23 97 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 1700 22 95 

GREENWICH VIU^AGE 

Clark, Naomi 

land 64a 1000 13 50 

Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 300 4 05 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, 
Sanderson lot 30a 200 5 74 

Parker, Abel O. 

Berry lot, 10a 75 1 01 

Cutler, Smith 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 200 3 04 



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 200, land 10a 50 3 38 



i6 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Wheeler, John A. 

land ya 50 68 

Alden, E. S. P. & Son 

land 25a 300 4 05 

Root, Amelia * 

land 22a 400 5 40 

Powers, John 

house 150, barn 100, 4 hen houses 200, grain room 

25, Powers place 58a 500, Brigham lot 3a 75 14 18 

Hunter, George L. 

land 7a 75 1 01 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 800 10 80 

Clifford, Iyucy Nye 

Fry lot 6a 50 6S 

Harrington, Mrs. C. P. 

Darby lot 40a 2500, Woods lot 55a, 300, Berry lot 

30a 500 44 57 

Harrington, Clinton P. (heirs or devisees) 

Pine hill lot 35a 2000, Whiteomb mill lot 2a 25, Cas- 
well lot 77a 250, C. A. Powers lot 30a 250, Barrows 
lot 27a 1000 47 59 

Powers, Charles M. (heirs or devisees of) 

Woods lot 4a 50 68 

Bailey, Stephen (heirs or devisees of) 

Ivittle lot 88a 1500 20 25 

UTICA, N. V. 

Richards, Julia 

barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450 6 75 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

Lucas, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 T 6 20 

ORANGE 

Pierce, Luman P. 

land 153 a 900 12 15 



17 

NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Howe, Josiah D. 

barn ioo, Newell place 118a 1900 27 00 

Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 2 03 

AMHERST 

Paige, Theodore L,. 

plain lot 9a 200, land 6a 50 3 38 

Cadwell, Frank A. 

land 8a 50 \ 68 

Cowls, W. D. & Co. 

Garlick 40a 300 4 05 

M a combes. , Mrs. Henry 

Freeman land 10a 200 2 70 

ENEIEIJ) 

Newbry, George (heirs or devisees of) 

land 11a 150 2 03 

Downing, Edward B. 

land 5 a 25, Horr lot 8 a 40 88 

Ward, A. J. N. (heirs or devisees of) 

Hemenway 35 a 100, Nutting lot 30 a 100 2 70 

Fly nt, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 80 a 200, Cowan lot 30 a 100 4 05 

Garlic, George A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130 a 400, 8 78 
Horr, Reuben N. 

Peirce land 15 a 700, 9 45 

Horr, Caroline (heirs or devisees of) 

old place 60 a 1500 20 25 

Gillett, R. W. 

(heirs or devisees of) land 40 a 100 1 35 

BONDSVlIvLE 

Bond, R. h. 

Brigham lot. 33 a 700, Peirce & Ellis 32 a 500 16 20 



i8 



NAME AND VALUATION 


Tax 


PELHAM 




Wilson, George W. 




land 1 8 a 200 


2 70 ! 


Shores, Emeline 




Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott 64a 400, 




Crossett 6 a 125, Johnson 12 a 250 


17 21 


Cadsett, Harold 




Shores Hunt lot 4 a 10 


I 4 


Covering, Mestic K. 




Clark land 7 a 100 


. 1 35 ! 


Horr, Fanny 




land 30 a 500 


6 75 


Cook, Theodore L,. (heirs or devisees of) 




land 10 a 100 


1 35 


NEW SAI^EM 




Putnam, Willard 




Kemp lot 30 a 300, Ashley lot 30 a 150, 




Berry lot 61 a 500 


12 83 


Putnam & Berry 




Shaw lot 18 a 150 


2 03 


Lincoln, Myra 




Dunn lot 16 a 100 1 


1 35 


Stacy, Joseph (heirs or devisees of) 




Bigelow lot 26 a 400 


5 40 


Freeman, Edward A. 




Peirce land 6 a 75 


1 01 


Powers, Mrs. D. E. 




Nutting lot 25 a 200 


2 70 


Hunt, John 




Winter & Paige lot 38 a 300 


4 05 j 


Cogswell, Henry A. 




house 50, Cummings place 35 a 300 


4 73 



19 

NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



Waterhouse, Jacob T. (heirs or devisees of) 

2 barns 275, Hunt place 65 a 500, (exempt 500) 6 98 

Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair land 15 a 150 2 03 

Vineca, Elisher 

land 25 a 700 . 9 45 

Keezar, Bro. (heirs or devisees of) 

land 3 a 25 (exempt) 
Orcutt, William F. 

land 2 1-2 a 100 1 35 

SHUTKSBURY 

Cornwell, Charles 

Peirce meadow 18 a 150 2 03 

Peirce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, barn 25, Potter 

place 1 a 15, Ames place 44 a 200, J. A. Peirce 

20 a 150, Flint & Gillett lot 65 a 400 13 03 

Hemenway, William H. (heirs or devisees of) 

school lot 25 a 3000 40 50 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15 a 100 1 35 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75 a 550 3 

Tyler E. P. 

land 54 a 200, Humes lot 27 a 270 6 35 

Ivindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees of) 

land 60 a 100 r 35 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45 a 125 1 69 

Doubleday, Lucius (heirs or devisees of) 

land 28 a 900 12 15 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Cary, Jerry- 
land 30 a 50 68 

Kennedy, David W. 

Iyineoln lot 40 a 200, Mason lot 35 a 100 4 05 

Gee, Charles E. 

Brown lot 4 a 200 . 2 70 

Stevens, Arthur G. 

building 50, land 17 a 50 1 35 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60 a 1500 20 25 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10 a 250, Aiken lot 8 a 100 4 73 

millers falls 
Bartlett, Eunice M. 

land 25 a 700 9 45 

hast BROOK FIELD 
Howe, Georganna A. 

house 50, Vaughn plaee 89 a 1500 20 93 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69 a 1200 20 59 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

H olden lot 10 a 150 2 03 

WORCESTER 

Vaughn, Mrs. E. H. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8 a 100 3 71 

WESTFIELD 

Warner, George (heirs or devisees of) 

land 25 a 200 2 70 



21 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



NEWTON HIGHLANDS 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4 a 25 34 

SHERIDAN, MONT. 

Hart, John H. 

house 200, barn 50, home place 40 a 450 9 44 

HOEEIS, N. II. 

Worcester, Franklin R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100 a 400, Leonard Lincoln 

lot 63 a 200 & 10 

EUDEOW 

Green, George 13. 

machinery 200, mill 150, land 1 a 1000, 

Shores lot 20 a 200, Flynt lot 30 a 300, 

Stetson Flynt lot 100 a 400 30 38 

McLean, Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place 1 a 50 6 75 

WIEEIAMSBURG 

Vaughn, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20 a 200 2 70 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 50 68 

COOEEYVIEEE 

Highland Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 200 2 70 

NEW YORK CITY 

Western Union Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 130 1 76 

DANA 

Slowick, Joseph 

Esty lot 65 a 225 3 04 



22 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



UNKNOWN 

Arnot, John 

Sprout lot 12 a 300 4 05 

Brown, Roxanna (heirs or devisees of) 

school house lot 22 a 1200 16 20 

exempt 
Congregational church society 
church iooo, land 1-2 a 50 



23 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 
Number of non-residents assessed on property 
Number of persons assessed on property 
Number of assessed polls 
Tax on each poll 



130 

93 
223 

104 

>2 OO 



Value of assessed personal estate 30,115 00 

Talue of assessed Real estate excluding land 44,745 00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 121,072 00 



Total valuation April 1st, 191 1 



$195,932 00 



Tax on personal estate 
Tax on real estate 
Tax on polls 

Total tax 



406 81 

2,238 82 

208 00 

$2,853 63 



Rate per 1000 

Number of horses assessed 

Number of cows assessed 

Number of sheep assessed 

Number of neat cattle other than cows 

Number of swine assessed 

Number of dwelling houses 

Number of acres of land assessed 

Number cf fowls assessed 

Value of fowls assessed 



$13 5o 
120 

310 

o 

33 
105 

10711 

2750 

1,099 °° 



WALDO H. PEIRGE ) Assessors 
WALTER M. WAUGH \ of 

CHARLES H. GROUT ) Prescott 



24 



Report of the Selectmen. 

FOR THE YEAR 1911-12. 



TO THE CITIZENS OF PRESCOTT: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong $72 00 

Luther D. Chapin 72 00 

George H. Upton 72 00 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid Frank R. Allen, constable $9 00 

W. M. Waugh, selectman 7 50 

W. M. Waugh, assessor 25 00 

W. M. Waugh, overseer of the poor. . . 00 

W. M. Waugh, registrar 4 50 

C. H. Grout, selectman 13 50 

C. H. Grout, assessor 12 50 

C. H. Grout, overseer of the poor 00 

C. H. Grout, registrar 4 50 

W. H. Peirce, selectman 19 75 

W. H. Peirce, assessor 'M) 25 

W.H. Peirce, overseer of the poor. ... 4 25 

W. H. Peirce, registrar 5 00 

Carl M. Peirce, sealer 5 00 

Eugene G. Keller, auditor 5 00 






$216 00 



25 



Paid C. C. Fuller, town clerk 

C. C. Fuller, treasurer 

C. C. Fuller, registrar 

W. F. Wendemuth, school committee 
Ellis A. Thayer, school committee. . . 
Alex M. Petrie, school committee. . . . 



STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT, 191 



$10 


00 


35 


00 


5 


00 


25 


00 


3 


00 


5 


00 



$ 3 


91 


36 


43 


31 


94 


43 


43 


48 


68 


103 


51 


97 


03 


37 


25 


24 


00 


45 


94 


3 


00 


5 


25 


45 


07 


38 


18 


29 


32 


24 


94 


7 


00 


77 


73 


24 


00 


36 


75 


16 


00 


1 


00 


1 


40 


17 


94 


1 


75 


3 


00 


4 


65 



$228 75 



Paid H. M. Jepson, explosives. 

W. M. Tourtellott 

Leon L. Stone 

Carl M. Peirce 

James M. Bunker 

Walter M. Waugh, self and team 

John F. Cowan, self and team 

George L. Snow, self and team 

William F. Chamberlain, self and team 

Leighton A. Upton, labor 

Leighton A. Upton, stone monuments . 

Waldo H. Peirce, labor 

Harry D. Peirce, labor 

Charles L. Powers, labor 

M. Algie Griswold, labor 

Harold F. Peirce, labor 

Guy Reed, labor 

Charles H. Grout, self and team 

Austin B. Gross, self and team 

Allie L. Barnes, self and team 

Alden D. Reed, self and team 

W. H. Petrie, lettering monuments .... 

H. C. Shaw, sharpening tools 

Frank A. Griswold, labor 

Wilfred A. Grout, labor 

C. C. Fuller, sundries 

Frank J. Currier, for tools 

Total cost of state highway $809 10 



$12 


50 


25 


00 


47 


70 


6 


90 


24 


00 


2 


27 



26 

Town appropriation $200 00 

State allotment 600 00 

$800 00 
Overdrawn $9 10 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid William F. Wendemuth, inspector of 
animals 

William F. Wendemuth, library ap- 
propriation 

Athol Transcript Co., printing town 
reports, 1910-11 

Athol Transcript Co., printing 

J. D. Kimball, premium on surety 
bonds 

C. T. Bagnall, assessors' supplies 

W. H. Peirce, charges for five extin- 
guishers 18 00 

W. H. Peirce, labor setting boundary 
posts 

W. H. Peirce, justice fees 

\Y. H. Peirce, express and postage. . . . 

W. H. Peirce, cash paid expenses out of 
town 

\Y. H. Peirce, going with hearse 

\Y. H. Peirce, clerk of boards 

K. H. Moore, burial of A. H. Clark. . . . 

Robert W. Lyman, returning transfers 

of real estate * 1 50 

Hobbs, Warren ct Co., collector's cash 
book 

M. A. Griswold, mowing cemeteries. . . 

Johnson Bookstore, collector's book. . 

E. T. Wheeler, money paid for procur- 
ing deed of central cemetery 

\Y. N. Flynt Granite Co., 8 boundary 

posts 



s 


55 


3 


00 


4 


81 


4 


97 


2 


00 


10 


00 


37 


00 



2 


35 


6 


00 


1 


06 


6 


61 


48 


00 



27 

Paid John N. Stacy, labor setting boundary 

posts $5 60 

L. Patterson, labor unloading bound- 
ary posts 1 50 

George T. Waugh, labor unloading 
boundary posts 

Frank J. Currier, ballot clerk 

Frank J. Currier, wood for town hall . . 

Frank A. Griswold, janitor, town hall. 

Frank A. Griswold, supplies, town hall 

A. L. Barnes, watching Shattuck fire. 

A. L. Sturtevant, watching Shattuck 
fire 

Frank R. Allen, teller, March 1911 

Fred W. Doubleday, teller, two meet- 
ings 

W. M. Waugh, inspector of meat 

W. M. Waugh, tax collector, 1909 

C. H. Grout, inspector of meat 

C. C. Fuller, postage and express, 

(clerk and treasurer) 817 

C. C Fuller, recording births, mar- 
riages and deaths 1 90 

C. C. Fuller, meeting town clerks at 

Belchertown 4 00 

Harold F. Peirce, splitting wood for 

town hall 40 



1 


50 


3 


00 


2 


50 


2 


00 




37 


2 


00 


2 


00 


1 


50 


3 


00 


4 


50 


34 


00 


7 


75 



RECAPITULATION 

Paid State aid $216 00 

Highways and bridges 798 17 

Miscellaneous account 357 91 

State highway 809 10 

Town officers 228 75 

Overseer of the poor bill 173 42 



$357 93 



-$ 2,583 35 



28 
RESOURCES 

Due on 1910 tax $ 66 78 

interest on same 5 51 

on 1911 tax 642 98 

interest on same . . .' 14 47 

from State inspection of animals 6 25 

from State soldiers' burial 37 00 

from State on account of State 234 00 

from State on account of inspection of 

meat 6 13 

from C. H. Corn well, use of pasture. 

1911 . .. 10 00 

from A. P. Hannum, use of pasture, 

1910 8 00 



21 00 




50 00 




40 00 






$911 00 






$120 12 



— ; $ 1,031 12 

LIABILITIES 

Due H. M. Haskins, on note $800 00 

interest on same, about 

W. M. Waugh, collector 1910 

F. R. Allen, collector 1911 

Balance in favor of town 

Jury List 

Alexander M. Petrie Farmer 

William F. Wendemuth Farmer 

Willie M. Tourtellott Farmer 

Carl M. Peirce Farmer 

Howard I. Shaw Farmer 

Anthony W. Mason Box manufacturer 

WALDO H. PEIRCE, ] Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH, of 

CHARLES H. GROUT, | Prescott 



29 

Report of the Overseers of the Poor, 



Paid Town of Athol for support of pauper. . $173 42 

WALDO H. PEIRCE, ] Overseers 

WALTER M. WAUGH, lof the 

CHARLES H. GROUT, ( Poor of Prescott, 



Highway Surveyor's Report. 

FOR THE YEAR 1911-1912 

Paid John A. Doubleday, self and team. ... $131 00 

Henry M. Haskins, self and team 89 70 

Fred W. Doubleday, self and team .... 62 90 

Allie L. Barnes, self and team 43 89 

Austin B. Gross, self and team 28 00 

F. D. Chamberlain, self and team 13 65 

Moses B. Fogg, self and team 7 40 

E. M. Fisher, self and team 4 80 

George L. Snow, self and team 12 00 

John Cowan, self and team 4 00 

L. Patterson, self and team 2 00 

Arthur H. Gross, labor 33 60 

W. M. Tourtelott, labor 35 90 

James M. Bunker, labor 38 20 

Leon L. Stone, labor 37 90 

H. D. Pierce, labor 31 00 

J. H. Thayer, labor 26 00 

Oscar Stacy, labor 25 60 

John Stacy, labor 23 10 

Roy Pierce, labor 10 40 



30 

Paid George W. Brown, labor S 9 00 

Frank A. Griswold, labor 

Carl Brown ; labor 

M. A. Griswold, labor 

Harry Upton, labor 

Merle Brown, labor 

C. W. Shattuck, labor 

Charles H. Grout, labor 

C. S. Amsden, labor 

Jack Adams, labor 

Carl M. Peirce, labor 

C. G. Haskins, labor 

Leighton Upton, labor 

G. Luke Stacy, labor 



7 


45 


3 


60 


4 


00 


5 


80 


1 


80 


1 


50 




50 




20 




20 


15 


70 


9 


30 


11 


20 


2 


40 



$733 69 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Paid C. C. Fuller, scythe and snathe $ 1 50 

F. J. Currier, fork, spikes, axle grease 

and repairs 4 01 

X. E. Metal Culvert Co 12 55 

B. & A. R. R., freight 25 

Fred H. Yaughan, tile 3 60 

Frank Allen, 1160 ft. plank 29 00 

Mrs. Myra Lincoln, posts and railings . . 10 02 

Mrs. Lucy Stone, gravel 1 50 

Marshall F. Brown, lumber and labor. 2 05 

Total cost of highway and bridges $798 17 

Appropriation 800 00 

Balance 1 83 

JOHN R. DOUBLEDAY. 

Highway Surveyor, 1911-12 
February 14, 1912. 



31 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners. 



Paid M. Algie Griswold, for mowing Fisk 

cemetery 

M. Algie Griswold. for mowing town 
hall cemetery 

Due Silas Whitaker, mowing east cemetery 

CEMETERY FUNDS 



Susannah Has kins fund 
Expended 



Available . 
Paige fund. 
Expended . 

Available . 
Briggs fund 
Expended . 



Available 

Francena Johnson fund 

Expended 

Mary J. Wood fund. . . . 
Expended 



E. M. FISHER, 
HOWARD I. SHAW ; 
WALTER M. WAUGH 



&3 00 



2 75 



1 00 



$5 75 



$278 58 
6 75 



$271 


83 


71 


83 


113 


28 


1 


00 


112* 


28 


12 


28 


122 


42 


2 


25 



120 17 
20 17 

100 00 
Nothing 

$25 00 
Nothing 

Cemetery 

Commissioners. 



32 



Town Clerk's Report. 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1911 

Date Name Parents 

Jan. 27 Beulah Rozella Allen Frank Roswell Allen 

Ruth Rozella Grover 
May 29 Arthur Bernie Adams Loren M. Adams 

Hattie Hunt 

MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1911 

Date Name Age Residence Place 

May 10 Clayton A. Blackmer 23 Hardwick, Mass. Prescott, Mass. 
Mary E. Shaw 22 Prescott, Mass. Rev. Harlan 

Page 

Sept. 14 Merrick Algie Griswold 

26 Prescott, Mass., Agawam, Mass. 
Olive J. Smith 21 Prescott, Mass., Rev. Walter 

Rice 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1911 

Date Name Age Place 

Apr. 24 Albert H. Clark 66 yr. 14 d. Prescott, Mass, 

C. C FULLER, Town Clerk. 



33 



Treasurer's Report. 



FOR 1911-1912 OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

Feb. 22 Received balance from settle- 
ment $ 1,350 40 

Received from W. M. Waugh, 

collector, 1909 tax 245 91 

Received from W. M. Waugh 

collector, 1910 tax 983 36 

Received from F. R. Allen, col- 
lector, 1911 tax 2,219 58 

Received for grass on town 

farm, 1910 12 00 

Receiv d of Town of Ware ... 48 00 

Aug. 4 Borrowed from Henry M. Has- 

kins 800 00 

Received from Treas. Common- 
wealth for burial of soldiers 15 00 

Received from Treas. Common 

wealth, tuition of children . 282 00 

Received from Treas. Common 
wealth, inspection of ani- 
mals 12 75 

Received from Treas. Common- 
wealth National Bank tax. 24 83 

Received from Treas. Common- 
wealth, State aid 216 00 

Received from Treas. Common- 
wealth, highway loan fund 600 CO 



34 



Received from Treas. Common- 
wealth, high school tuition, 
(in special cases) $ 1 76 00 

Received from Treas. Common- 
wealth, income of Mass. 
school fund 1.509 47 

Received from Athol Savings 

Bank, (Haskins fund) .... 675 

Received from Orange Savings 



bank, (Briggs fund) 



-> \> 



^o 



Received from Amherst Savings 

bank, (Paige fund) 1 00 

Received from Frank P. Hall 

for supervision of school . . . 263 15 

Received from County Treas.. 

dog fund refunded 71 19 

Received from Austin Gross, for 

wheels 5 00 

Received from Town of New Sa- 
lem, bal. due for half of 
boundary stones 14 25 

Received for grass on Town 

farm. MH1 15 (Hi 

1 8,873 89 



Assessors' order of abatemen $ 46 47 

Orange Savings bank, interest on note 29 34 

Raid bank note to Orange Savings bank. . . 800 00 

Bureau of Statistics for certificate of note. . 3 00 

1). H. Tillison, sheriff fees 64 16 

County tax 269 50 

State tax 275 53 

Henry Haskin's, town order of 1910 236 05 

Interest on order 15 55 

Cemetery Commissoner's, orders returned. 10 00 

Selectmen's orders returned 2,583 53 



35 

School orders returned $2,759 17 

-$ 7,092 32 
Cash to balance 1 ,781 57 

$ 8,87:-! 89 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT 

Paid Trustees' orders $21 35 

Received from settlement $87 08 

Town appropriation 25 00 

Town due 15 

— — $112 23 

21 35 

Cash on hand Feb. 14, 1912 $90 88 

C. C. FULLER, Treasurer. 



Auditor's Report. 



I have examined the Books of the Town of Prescott and 
find them correct to date. There is at present in the Treasury 
($1,781.57) Seventeen Hundred and eighty-one dollars and 
fifty-seven cents. There is due on the 1910 Tax $35.00, also on 
the 1911 Tax there is due a little more than $600.00. 



EUGENE G. KELLEY. 



Feb. 14, 1912.. 



36 



Report of the School Committee. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 
RECEIPTS 



Balance from last year $ 1,358 35 

Town appropriation 900 00 

Tuition of state wards (2 years) 282 00 

High school tuition refunded 176 00 

5-6 Superintendent's salary refunded 263 15 

Income Mass. school fund 1,509 47 

Dos fund 71 19 



$4,560 16 



EXPENDITURES 

Superintendent's salary $ 315 84 

School supplies 108 13 

Teachers' salaries 1,363 00 

High school tuition 

Fuel 

Care of rooms 

Transportation and mileage 

Miscellaneous 

Balance on hand 



291 00 




84 75 




48 00 




520 00 




22 95 




% 


2.753 67 
1,806 4 


$ 



37 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE 



SUPERVISION 



Charles L. Clay, Superintendent $ 315 84 



$315 84 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

J. L. Hammett Co $32 85 

American Book Co 20 94 

D. Appleton & Co 13 14 

Silver Burdett & Co 6 12 

B. H. Sanborn & Co 6 93 

Educational Pub. Co 2 60 

Educational Press Co 2 00 

F. G. Thayer 18 00 

C. L. Clay 2 70 

C. C. Fuller 1 50 

F. J. Currier 1 35 



$108 13 



TEACHERS 



Fanny G. Thayer $ 360 00 

B. Theodora Sjoberg 279 00 

Ida E. Barrus 180 00 

Gertrude M. Rockwell 171 00 

Edith M. Shelley 108 00 

Alexandra McGowan 108 00 

Edith M. Page 72 00 

Ruth S. Kellogg 45 00 

Ethel Carrier 40 00 



1,363 00 



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HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 

Town of New Salem $140 00 

City of Boston 100 00 

Town of Athol 51 00 



CARE OF ROOMS 



FUEL 

E. A. Thayer, wood $38 00 

E. A. Thayer, sawing and housing 5 50 

E. T. King, wood 15 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, wood and kindlings. ... 7 00 

W. F. Chamberlain, wood 3 00 

A. M. Petrie, kindlings 1 50 

George Petrie, kindlings 50 

Mrs. L. Patterson, kindlings 25 

Lester Abbott, kindling 1 50 

Lester Abbott, sawing and housing 7 50 

Fred M. Wendemuth. sawing and housing. 5 00 



Lester Abbott 

Fred M. Wendemuth 

Vera L. Brown 

George Petrie 

Mrs. L. Patterson 

Edith M. Shelley 

Gertrude M. Rockwell 

Mrs. John Carlson, cleaning 



TRANSPORTATION AND MILEAGE 

E. M. Fisher $172 50 

A. H. Gross 174 00 



$12 


00 


10 


00 


1) 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


o 


50 



S291 00 



ss4 75 



$48 ()0 



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Ida M. Waugh $43 75 

J. A. Doubleday 45 00 

W. F. Wendemuth 45 00 

Jennie Linds 39 75 

$520 00 

MISCELLANEOUS 

C. L. Clay, incidental expenses $15 12 

W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census 5 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, postage, express, etc.. . 2 83 

$22 95 

Total expense for support of schools $ 2,753 67 

REPAIR ACCOUNT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $21 46 

Town appropriation 25 00 

$46 46 

EXPENDITURES 

C. L. Clay, door latches $ 30 

A. M. Petrie, irons for flag pole 1 00 

W. F. Wendemuth labor and material. ... 2 20 

E. A. Thayer, labor and material 2 00 

-r— $5 50 

Balance on hand for repairs $40 96 

DUE FROM STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS 

For reimbursement of Superintendent's 
salary, high school tuition and tuition 



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of state wards, (about) $438 00 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. Term expires 1914 

A. M. PETRIE, Secretary " " 1913 

E. A. THAYER, " " 1912 

Prescott, Feb. 17, 1912. 



4! 



Report of the 
Superintendent of Schools, 



TO THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND CITIZENS 
OF PRESCOTT: 

I herewith present my second annual report as your super- 
intendent of schools for the fiscal year ending February 14, 1912 
this same being, also, the tenth in the series of superintended! s 
reports for the Dana Supervisory School District. 

SOME STATISTICS 

Population, census, 1910 320 

SCHOOL CENSUS, SEPTEMBER, 1911 

Number of children between 5 and 15 years: Boys, 26; girls. 

26; total 52 

Number between 7 and 14: Boys, 18; girls 21 ; total 39 

Illiterate minors 

Number of schoolhouses 5 

Number occupied 4 

Number of schools 4 

Number of different teachers during the year 9 

Number of regular teachers required 4 

EYE AND EAR TESTS, FEB. 1, 1912 

Number of pupils enrolled 51 

Number found defective in sight 2 



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Number found defective in hearing 

Number of parents, or guardians, notified 1 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30. 1911 



Total enrolment 64 

Supplementary enrolment 3 

Total membership 65 

Average membership 58 

Average attendance 54 

Per cent of attendance 93.5 

Number of pupils enrolled under 5 years of age 

Number between 5 and 15 years 64 

Number between 7 and 14 years 52 

Number over 15 years 1 

Number of visits by School Committee 4 

Number of visits by Superintendent 101 

Number of visits by others 89 

Length of school year 8 mo., 17 dys. 



NUMBER BY GRADES, RETURNED FOR JANUARY, 1912 

Schools No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 5 Total 

Grade 1 



1 


1 











1 


II 





2 


1 


3 


6 


in 





1 


1 





2 


IV 





4 


5 


2 


11 


V 


4 





4 





8 


VI 


2 


2 





3 




VII 





3 





4 


7 


VIII 

















IX 


1 





2 





3 


20; girls, : 


55; total 








55 



Name 


Grade 


Gladys Brown, 


XII 


Leola C. Whitaker, 


XII 


Vera Brown, 


X 


Martha Doubleday, 


X 


Ruth Doubleday, 


X 


Martha Snow 


X 



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PUPILS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL SINCE SEPTEMBER 

Place 

Athol 

New Salem 

Athol 

Boston 

Boston 

Springfield 

ANOTHER YEAR 

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Men may come and men may go, 
But schools go on forever. 

There was a time, not far back in the history of the town, 
when the money spent for the schools was one of the lesser items 
of expense; but for many years the amount expended for the 
education of the children has far exceeded that expended for any 
other disbursement; were this sum met alone by taxation, the 
support of the schools would be very burdensome. Prescott 
receives from the income of the Massachusetts School Fund about 
$400 more than it appropriates for schools. 

With such a generous addition to our own resources, it seems 
to me that a higher wage might be paid for teachers, and those 
with creditable experience secured. We pay less than most of the 
towns about us. 

THE TEACHERS AND THE SCHOOLS 

Our last report was presented before the winter term had 
closed; the term in No. 2 w r as finished by Miss Ethel Carrier of 
Charlemont. We had to pay Miss Carrier a bit more, but there 
was no more trouble after she stepped into the schoolroom. 

The spring term opened with Miss Edith M. Shelley, Water- 
town, Ct., at No. 2, and Miss B. Theodora Sjoberg, Everett, at 
No. 3, both the preceding teachers of these schools not being 
willing- to return. The school } r ear closed with as much work 



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accomplished as could be well expected, considering the frequent 
changes of teachers. A larger number, 12, were given diplomas 
than at any graduation since the nine-year course of study was 
adopted. 

The fall term began with Miss Alexandra V. McGowan. 
Georgeville, P. Q., at No. 4, and Miss Gertrude M. Rockwell. 
Hopedale, at No. 2. We regretted to lose Miss Barrus, who was 
an excellent teacher. Miss McGowan at once won the kindly 
interest of both pupils and parents; she taught us a successful 
term; she left us by resigning to " seize a passing opportunity.' ' 

At this point the parents at Atkinson Hollow asked to have 
No. 1 reopened as the pupils near No. 4, only four in all, could 
easily be carried to No. 5; the request was granted, and Miss 
Ethel M. Page, Pelham, opened the school with its eight pupils 
January 8th; this school is making progress every day; there is 
no " lock-step' ' in any of the grades; it is nearly an ideal individual 
arrangement. 

Xo. 2 began with five pupils, but now has twelve in attendance. 
For some reason this school needs a 4< firm hand at the tiller." ' and 
the teacher deserves the hearty support and co-operation of the 
people of the neighborhood. 

No. 3 has made marked progress under the enthusiastic leader- 
ship of Miss Sjoberg. I have not seen the regular work papers 
of the children surpassed by any others in town. It is to be 
regretted that some "happenings" connected with this school 
should be so freely commented upon in the presence of its pupils. 
School gossip is the worst kind of gossip; it not only causes dis- 
respect to the teacher and consequently weakens the discipline, 
but exerts an exceedingly bad influence upon the minds of the 
children. While we may not approve of some things, I think 
they are of minor importance compared with the things worthy 
of commendation; it is better to preach the gospel of encourage- 
ment than of discouragement. 

No. 5 school pursues "the even tenor of its way.'* term in 
and term out. 

NEW BOOKS 

The language books and spellers in use for several year? 



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became completely worn out and had to be replaced. Finnan's' 
Progressive Lessons in English were selected, Book One for grades 
IV- VI, and Book Two for technical study in grades VII-1X. 
Sanborn's Speller seemed to be a sensible book, well adapted to 
our use and it was adopted. Baldwin and Bender's Readers 
have added an increased interest to the most important subject 
of the child's education. 



MENTAL ARITHMETIC 

If there was one thing that served to make the " scholars' ' 
of a generation ago "bright in number" it was the drill they 
received in using Colburn's Mental Arithmetic. Pupils in the 
middle grades are generally deficient in the quick recognition of 
the combinations of addition, subtraction, and "the tables." 
From a lack of a thorough, and what should be an almost auto- 
matic knowledge of the simple numbers, I think more time is 
spent in hesitation, and consequently wasted, than is utilized in 
all arithmetic work. To remedy this the teachers have been 
supplied with some simple "Exercises in Number," and "daily 
drill' ' in them is a standing " order of the day.' ' 

HOME CO-OPERATION 

Children above the fourth grade cannot properly prepare 
all of their lessons in school; at least one lesson should be learned 
at home, if the most is to be obtained by the individual pupil. 
This will probably require some oversight by parents. Another 
way by which the child can be helped very much by the home, 
is by encouraging him to read aloud; with the multiplicity 
of books, magazines and papers fairly well adapted to each mem- 
ber of the family, this old-time custom of reading aloud has 
become nearly obsolete. My experience is that the best readers 
in school are usually those who are in the habit of reading aloud 
at home. Besides, it provides a good criterion for parents to 
judge whether the school is doing, or failing to do, what it ought 
for their children. 



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TEACHERS' MEETINGS 

This year we have held two meetings for all of the teachers 
of the district; both at North Dana. At the one of April 22, 
Charles A. Prosser, Deputy Commissioner, and Frederic L. Burn- 
ham, State Agent, gave us some very helpful instruction. On 
October 14, J. W. MacDonald, State Agent, and Supt. Ward, At hoi, 
spoke to the teachers out of their long experience about reading 
and language, respectively. 

ATTENDANCE. 

Next to a real teacher in the making of a good school, is the 
regular attendance of its pupils. A look into a schoolroom after 
the day's work is finished will reveal the character of its teacher; 
a. look at the register will reveal the character of the school, and 
record the value set upon education by the prevailing sentiment 
of the community. When school is in session it is the first and 
only business of every pupil of school age to be present. It hurts 
the child, the class and the whole school every time some one is 
absent. The efficiency of the teacher and the progress of the 
school are lessened. 

It has been estimated from careful investigation that each 
day of a boy's school life is worth ten dollars to him. It is expen- 
sive to keep children out of school for trivial reasons. 

It is pleasing to find, however, that the average attendance of 
all the schools went up three and a half points for the year ending 
June 30. 

There are seventeen schools in the district; the average atten 
dance is ranked every four weeks of school; during the eight months 
just ended j No. 1 has ranked one, once; No. 4 has ranked one, twice 
and two, twice; No. 5 has ranked one, three times and two twice. 
One school did not get above fourteen any month. 

CONCLUSION. 

To all who have been associated with me in the conduct of the 



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jchools, 1 extend my thanks for cooperation and counsel. 
Respectfully submitted, 



CHARLES L. CLAY, Supt. of Schools. 



February 14, 1912. 



ROLL OF HONOR 

Figures denote number of terms perfect in attendance, neither 
absent, tardy, nor dismissed. 









No. 


3 








Fiske 


, Harry, 1 










No. 


4 




Ahbott, Lester 




3 




Gross, Charles 


1 


Abbott, Warren 




2 




Lawless, Herbert 


2 


Bowen, Frank 




2 




Lawless, Harry 


1 


Cole, Mabel 




1 




Miller, Farde 


1 


Currier, Bessie 




1 




Shaw, Proctor 


2 


Currier, Rosa 




1 




Shaw, Alice 




Currier, Emma 




1 




Shaw, Fannie 








Wolff, Eva, 2 










No, 


. 5 




Brown, Vera L. 
Doubleday, Mary M. 
Doubleday, Ruth E. 
Doubleday, Sara A. 
Gross, Herbert J. 


2 
3 

1 
1 
3 




Lincoln, Rubie L. 
Lincoln, Ruth H. 
Mason, Doris E, 
Powers, Clyde K. 
Powers, Ralph E. 


2 
1 
1 
1 
1 



Lincoln, Rena M., 2 



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LIST OF TEACHERS 



School 


Name 


No. 


1 


Ethel M. Page 


No. 


2 


Ethel Carrier, 1 
Edith M. Shelley, 2 
Gertrude M. Rockwell 


No. 


3 


B. Theodora Sjoberg 


No. 


4 


Ida E. Barrus, 2 
Alexandra V. McGowan 


No. 


5 


Mrs Fanny G. Thayer 




1, 


Five weeks winter term 




2, 


Spring term 




3, 


Fall term 



Where educated 
Amherst High 



Framin gham Normal 

Salem Normal 

Ash field High 
Magill University 
Belvedere Seminary 



Wages 
136 00 

40 00 
36 00 
36 00 
36 00 
40 00 
36 00 
40 0C 



SCHOOL CALENDAR, 1912-13 



191 


2 


March 


1 


March 25 


April 


19 


June 


7 


Sept. 


3 


Oct, 


12 


Nov. 


22 


Dec. 


2 


Dec. 


20 


Dec. 


30 


1913 




Feb. 


22 


Feb. 


28 


March 24 



Winter term closes, — 12 weeks. 

Spring term begins. 

and May 30, Holidays. 

Spring term closes — 12 weeks. 

Fall term begins. 

Holiday. 

Fall term closes. — 12 weeks. 

Winter term begins. 

Christmas recess. 

Winter term continues. 

Holiday. 

Winter term closes, — 12 weeks. 

Spring term begins. 



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GRADUATION EXERCISES 

Thursday, June 15, 1911, 8.00 p. m., at the Methodist church. 

PRESCOTT PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
March 
Invocation 

Song, "Angel of Peace," No. 3 School 

Declamation, " Kentucky Belle,' ' Frank Bowen 

Declamation, "Keeping His Word," Martha Snow 

Declamation, l Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight," Lucy Wendemuth 
Song, " Vacation Song/ J No. 2 School 

Declamation, " The Marriage Contract,' ' Lester Abbott 

Declamation, "The Exile of the Acadians," Bessie Currier 

Declamation, "The Maiden's Quest for Her Lover," Warren Abbott 
Declamation, "The Reunion," Rosa Currier 

Song, "Whispering Echoes," No. 5 School 

Declamation, "The Bridge Keeper's Story," George Petrie 

Essay, "A Trip to Provincetown," Martha Doubleday 

Class Ode, Grade IX, No. 4 School 

Declamation, " A Leak in the Dike,' ' Mildred Field 

Declamation, " An Order for a Picture,' ' Vera Brown 

Song, America All 

Presentation of Diplomas, Mr. C. L. Clay, Supt. of Schools 

Benediction 

Cass Flower, White Daisy 

Class Colors, Gold and White 

CLASS ROLE 

Lester Chapin Abbott Mary Martha Doubleday 

Warren Lamson Abbott Ruth Ellen Doubleday 

Frank Arthur Bowen Grace Mildred Field 

Vera Lucy Brown George Gernell Petrie 

Bessie Estella Currier Martha Gladys Snow 

Rosa May Currier Lucy Agnes Wendemuth 

Class Motto, Rowing not Drifting 



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Report of the Trustees of the Prescott 
Free Public Library. 



The Trustees present the following report : 

For some time we have had in mind to establish another 
branch of the library, to be located in the grange hall, thus placing 
in easy reach of a large number of our people, who belong to that 
organization, the free use of our books. The plan includes the 
purchase of some standard works along the lines of agriculture, 
horticulture, etc., to which are to be added many farmers' bulletins, 
experiment station reports, etc., issued by the Government, and 
a line of general reading from the main library. The plan has 
been presented to the grange and has been favorably received and 
will doubtless be put in operation in the near future. Chairman 
C. F. Belden of the Library Commission heartily approves of the 
plan. 

We are indebted to the Library Commission for another lot 
of about forty volumes, many of them of especial value to the 
schools. A list of these, together with a few others, presented 
by individuals, (catalogue supplement, No. 18), will be found 
printed herewith. Other books will be purchased at once and put 
in circulation at an early date. 

A library building is our chief need now. The small room at 
the town hall now occupied by our library, is overcrowded, and if 
the usefulness of the library is to continue, something must be 
done along this line in the near future. 



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Mrs. Brown continues to serve as librarian of the East branch 
and since Rev. Mr. Taylor came to "The Hill/' in the fall, his 
daughter, Helen, has cared for that branch. These ladies render 
gratuitous service for which we wish to render our hearty thanks. 

With the close of another year of faithful service, Mrs. Gris- 
wold resigned her position as librarian at the main library, and 
Miss Jessie Petrie has been appointed to fill the vacancy. We de- 
sire to express our appreciation of the conscientious, faithful, 
earnest effort of Mrs. Griswold during the years she has served the 
library. 

The main library has loaned 1,036 volumes, the Hill branch 
439, and the East branch 245, making a total of 1,720 books. 

The trustee, whose term expires this year, is H. A. Reed. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year 

Town appropriation 

Fines 



• • • 



$87 08 


25 00 


15 



12 23 



EXPENDITURES 

Librarian's salary $15 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, service in connection 

with branches 5 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, wood, express, postage, 

and supplies 1 35 



$21 35 

Balance on hand $90 88 

For the trustees, 
W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 19, 1912. 



5 2 



1 



Catalogue of the 
Prescott Free Public Library. 



Author Title Number 

Adams. Harper's Indoor Book for Boys 2316 

Adams. Harper's Machinery Book for Boys 2317 

Ardavan. Lance of Kanana 2318 

Baldwin. Old Stories of the East 2319 

Ballantyne. The Coral Island 2320 

Beard. The American Girl's Handy Book 2321 

Beard. Recreations for Girls 2322 

Brown. John of the Woods 2323 

Church. A Young Macedonian 2324 

Cunnock. School Speaker 2325 

Dix. A Little Captive Lad 2326 

Dix. Merry Lips 2327 

Dix. Soldier Rigdale 2628 

Eggleston. Southern Soldier Stories 2329 

Eggleston. The Wreck of the Red Bird 2330 

Jewett, Good Health 2331 

Johonnot. Stories of Heroic Deeds 2332 

Johnson What to do at Recess 2333 

Kipling. The Jungle Rook 2334 

Kirwan. The 17th Mass. Volunteers in the Civil War 2335 

Lang. Cinderella 2336 

Lang. Dick Whittington 2337 



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Lang. Jack the Giant Killer 2338 

Lang. Little Red Riding Hood 2339 

Lang. The Princess of the Glass Hill 2340 

Lang. Prince Darling 2341 

Lang. The Red Fairy Book 2342 

Lang. The Sleeping Beauty 2343 

Longfellow. The Children's Longfellow 2344 

Marriott. Uncle Sam's Business 2345 

Miller. The First Book of Bird 2346 

Price. The Land We Live In 2347 

Roe. Fifth Regiment Mass. Volunteers 2348 

Scudder. Verse and Prose for Beginners 2349 

Shaw. Discoverers and Explorers 2350 

Smith The Young Puritans of King Philip's War 2352 

Smith. The Young Puritans of Old Hadley 2351 

Smith The Young and Old Puritans of Hatfield 2352 

Speed. Jack and Nell in Field and Forest 2353 

Stone & Fickett. Every Day Life in the Colonies 2354 

Sullivan. The Heart of Us 2355 

Taylor. Boys of Other Countries 2356 

Thompson. The Railway Library 2357 

Tomlinson. The Boy Soldiers of 1812 2358 

Zollinger. The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys 2369 

Cocoa & Chocolate 2360 

Proceedings of the G. A. R. Encampment, 1911 2361 



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Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THB YKAR 



1912 . y!l 913 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer, 

1913. 



Th, 



Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1912-1913 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer, 

1913. 



STATE LIBRARY OF MASSAC: ! 

MAK 21 1913 
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON. 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1912 



'o NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25. home place 65a 4000 $ 65.07 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 40, cow 10, all other ratable estate 10 2.86 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 17.73 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 78a 1200 
(widows exemption 500) 20.02 

1 Allen Frank R. 

3 horses 400, 19 cows 665, 3 two-year olds 75, 3 yearlings 35, 
20 fowls 10, all other ratable estate 70, house 325, 2 barns 
475, wind mill 50, home place 175a 2100, Cleveland lot 25a 
300, Blackmer lot 8a 50 67.14 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 3.93 

1 Amsden Charles S. 

all other ratable estate 100, house 100, barn 25, home place 

4a 75, Vaughn lot la 15 6.50 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1.43 

Armstrong Jeremiah (exempt) 



"3 NAME ANT) VALUATION Tax 

_ _ 

1 Barnes Allie L. 

Woods lot 10a 125 3.79 

1 Berry Charles W. 

2 horses 275, 9 cows ,'335. two-year-old 25, 2 yearlings 30, 
all other ratable estate 50, house 200. 2 barns 350, -died 
25, home place 102a 825 32.24 

Berry Annie L. 

house 200. barn 200. shed 50. cider mill 50, home place 

90a 1000, Egyptlot2a 10 21.59 

1 Blake George G. 

120 fowls 60. house 250. barn 50, home place 50a 250 10.73 

1 Brown Marshal F. 

horse 25, all other ratable estate 300 6.65 

1 Brown Merl R. 2.00 

Brown L. Flora 

cow 20, 2 yearlings 30, 30 fowls 18. house 300, barn 150. 
Powers barn 100, home place 52a 200, Powers place 170; t 
500. Stonelot 18a 125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbslol 2£a 10. 
Gray lot 30a 800 34.36 

1 Browne Art bur L. 

5 cows 105. 2 two-year-olds 40 4.93 

Browne Lilly S. F. 

house 250. barn 175. shed 25, home place 70a 300 10 

1 Brown George W. 

.cow 20, two-year-old 20 2.57 

Burroughs Lura ( '. 

all ratable estate 15, bouse 425. barn 100. horse barn 50, 

2 sheds 100. home place 13a 400 15.5S 

1 Bunker James M. 2.00 

1 Baker Theodore F. 

horse 75 .'^.07 

Baker Theodore F. and Lillie E. 

bouse 250. 2 barns 75. home place 45a 175 11.11 

Bonton Lucy P. 

house 300, barn 150. hen house 25. shop 50, home place 
20a 225 10.73 

1 Bucker John 2.00 



'o VAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



c 

1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, Bhop 25, home place 54a 150, 7.30 

1 Carlson, John 

horse 15, cow 15, yearling 20, 95 fowls 48, all other rata- 
ble estate 15, house 250, barn 150, hen house 25, home 
place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 12.1 9 

Chapin, Luther I). ( Exempt ) 
1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 225, 11 cows 275, two-year-old 20. 7 yearlings 88, 

4 swine 40, all other ratable estate 30 11.69 

Chamberlain Rosa M. 

house 500. barn 300, shed 25, small barn 75. home place 

78a 1100 28.60 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 250, 2 cows 50, yearling 12, all other ratable es- 
tate 25, house 200, barn 100. shed 50, home place 80a 500 

18.98 
Clark, Mrs. L. P. ( heirs or devisees ) 

house 700, barn 400. shed 50, home place 130a 1700, 
Webber lot 6a 50 41.47 

Clark, Mattie H. ( Adm'r ) 

horse 25, 10 cows 250. 3 two-year-olds GO, 10 fowls 6, all 
other estate 50 5.59 

Clark, Minnie 

2 horses 100 1.43 

1 Clark, Walter A. 

horse 25, all other ratable 10 2.50 

1 Cole, David L. 

2 horses 200, 5 cows 150, 2 swine 15, house 150, barn 75. 

home place 27a 400 16.16 

1 Cole, Clarence 2.00 

1 Cowan, John F. 

2 horses 200, 6 cows 180, 2 two-year-olds 35, 10 fowls 6, 
all other ratable estate 20, house 400, 3 barns 350, shed 
25, home place 102a 1200 36.54 

Cowan, . Eliza 

horse 75, all other ratable estate 10 1.22 



o 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Currier, Frank J. 

Stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 50, 1 cow 30, all other ratable 
estate 30, house and store 750, barn 150, shop 75, hen 
house 25, home place la 25, Haskins & Johnson lot la 25, 
Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins 
lot 7a 70, Baker & Darby lot 3a 75 38.32 

Crossett, Harriet 

house and store 700, barn 100, land 5000 ft. 10 11.58 

Congregational Church Society 

house 500, barn 200, land 11a 300 . 14.30 

D 

1 Doubleday, John A. 

2 horses 75, 3 cows 105, 2 two-vear old 45, 2 yearling 25. 
20 fowls 10, 2 houses 300, barn 200. home place 70a 500. 

20.02 

1 Doubleday, Fred W. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 180, 3 yearlings 35, 60 fowls 30. all 
other ratable estate 20. house 100. barn 350. home place 
83a 1100, 30.10 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees of) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100. Holden barn 25. 
home place 104a 1400. Holden place 4a 50. 32.18 

Dickey, Janette 

house 150, barn 75. home place 50a 150. (exempt ) 
1 Dagh, William F. 2.00 

F 

1 Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 125, 3 cows 90, 3 yearlings 37, all other ratable est- 
ate 40, house 100, Barn 100. Shed 50. home place 57a 450, 10.19 

1 Fuller, Clarence C 

Stock in trade 1000. horse 75, cow 35, 13 fowls 7, all other 
ratable estate 25, house 175. barn 175, store 150. shop 50. 
store house 50. home place 10a 150. land 2500 ft. 10. out 

lot 4a 25 29.50 

G 

1 Gleason, Elmer 

horse 25. cow 35. 70 fowls 35. 3.30 



50 

^ NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Ph 

Gleason, Susan 

house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 5.72 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

horse 75, 4 cows 140, swine 15, 30 fowls 15, all other rat- 
able estate 5, house 200, barn 100, home place 40a 450 16.31 

1 Griswold M. Algie 2.00 

1 Gross Arthur H. 

horse 75, cow 35, 10 fowls 5, all other ratable estate 15 3.86 

1 Gross Austin B. 

3 horses 200, 5 cows 150, two-year-old 25, 2 yearlings 25, 
swine 15, 30 fowls 15. all other ratable estate 90, house 
200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 1000 30.18 

1 Grout Charles H. 

2 horses 175, 9 cows 300, 2 two-year-olds 40, 3 yearlings 
37, all other ratable estate 30, house 225, barn 175, sheds 

50, home place 75a 800 27.84 

Grange, Golden No. 52 

Grange Hall and store 350, barn 100, land ^a 50 7.15 

jjL 
Haskins, Hannah 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100, (exempt) 
1 Haskins, Criton G. 

cow 15, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 5.79 

1 Haskins, Henry M. 

9 horses 700, cow 20, all other ratable estate 725, barn 100, 
home place 70a 500 31.24 

1 Haskins, Jesse L. 2.00 

1 Hamilton, John L. 2.00 
1 Hamilton, Frank W. 

Stock in trade 50, 2.72 
1 Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 150, 13 cows 455, all other ratable estate 80 11.80 
1 Hannum, Charles E. 2.00 

Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200 2.86 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 125, store shed 25, carriage house 50, corn 
barn 50, home place 62a 1000, ( widows exemption 500 ) 
Shaw lot 20a 1200 29.32 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 4.86 

Harrington, Joseph M. (heirs or devisees) 

Oakes place 80a 4000 57.20 

Harrington, Mrs. Losia (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, ham 50, home place 4a 75. Oakes lot 3a 150 5.3G 

I 

1 Ireland, John B. 

house 350, barn 100. home place 8a 125 (soldier's exemp- 
tion) 



1 Johnson, William H. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 150. 60 fowls 30, all other ratable es- 
tate 15, house 350, barn 300. home place 51a 1100. Brig- 
ham lot 25a 300 36.25 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

3 horses 200, 7 cows 175. yearling 20. house 275. barn 

100, home place 79a 1400. Abbott lot 74a 800 44.47 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

horse 40, 6 cows 180, 4 two-year-olds 100. house 150. barn 
100, Potter house 50. home place 77a 885. Potter land ^a 
5, land 17a 100. Page pasture 5a 100 26.46 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

all ratable estate 30 2.43 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

old place 123a 3000 42.90 

Johnson, Margaret ( heirs or devisees ) 

house 350, barn 100. home place 3a 100 7.87 

1 Jones. William H. 2.00 

K 

1 Kelley, Eugene G. 

4 horses 300. 13 cows 325. 5 two-year-olds 120. 10 year- 
lings 100, 2 swine 20. all other ratable estate 200. house 
700, barn 400. shed 50. store house 75. carriage 100. home 
place 102a 1500, Kelley lot 100a 1500. out lot 7a 140 81.0S 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 2.00 

1 Kelley. Lewis S. 2.00 



r O NAME AND VALUATION , Tax 



1 Laplant, Everett E. 

4 horses 250, 2 cows 60, all other ratable estate 50 7.1 5 

1 Lawless, John H. 

shanty 25 2.36 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 75, cow 15, yearling 12, all other ratable estate 
10, Bishop lot 46a 200 6.46 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. ( heirs or devisees ) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250 7.51 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 25, cow 20, two-year-old 20, all other ratable estate 

10, house 250, barn 400, home place 160a 800 23.81 



1 Mason, Anthony W. 

Stock in trade 120, machinery 700, horse 35, cow 25, all 
other ratable estate 600. house 600, barn 100, office 50, 
Small house 150, mill 2000, boiler house 100, land 32a 125 67.85 

1 Mitchel, Edwin P. 

horse 40, cow 35, yearling 20, 315 fowls 160, all other 
ratable estate 500, house 175, unfinished house 300, barn 
100, hen house 300, home place 27a 350, Abbott lot 8a 120, 
Egypt Abbott land 10a 150 34.18 

1 Miller Willam O. 

cow 20 2.29 

1 Moore, Franklin C. 2.00 

N 

1 Norton, Charles P. * 2.00 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn 150,home place 10a 300, pasture lot 9a 50 12.16 

P 

1 Paige, John C. 

3 horses 300, 5 cows 125, 2 yearlings 25, all other ratable 
estate 5, house 350, barn 200, home place 104a 1500 37.83 

1 Paige, Charles W. 

horse 20 2.29 



o 



10 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Pierce, Daniel T. 

horse 15, cow 20, house 200, Freeman house 75, Chapin 
house 25, Chapin barn 25, Fisher house 100, Fisher ham 
100, Fisher shed 25, home place 80a 875. Freeman land 
4a 20, Chapin land la 25, Fisher land 50a 275 27.47 

1 Petrie, William H. 

2 horses 135, 6 cows 210, 1 two-year-old 30. 15 fowls 15, 
all other ratable estate 10, house 200. barn 500. shed 25. 

hen house 40, corn barn 25. home place 80a 500 20.17 

1 Petrie, Alexander M. 

horse 100, 4 cows 140, 1 two-year-old 20. all other ratable 
10, house 200. barn 150, home place 69a 400 16.59 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

cow 25. 80 fowls 50 3.07 

1 Pierce, EUis F. 

3 horses 150, 3 cows 90, yearling 15, 30 fowls 15, all other 
ratable estate 40, house 250. barn 125, shed 25, home place 

74a 500 19.30 

1 Pierce, Leroy M. 2.00 

1 Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 50, 3 cows 90, 2 swine 20. 65 fowls 35, all other rat- 
able estate 20. house 250. barn 100, hen house 50, home 

place 25a 250. 14.37 

1 Peirce, Waldo N. 

horse 50, 2 cows 30, all other ratable estate 20, house 350. 
barn 125, Gilbert house 300, home place !,a 25, Gilbert 
place la 25, Peirce lot 28a 000. Berry lot 12a 75. Titus lot 
5a 50 25.60 

1 Powers. Charles L. 2.00 

1 Powers, Adelbert L. 

Whitaker lot 30a 125 3.79 

Powers. Edna J. 

cow 25, house 200. barn 75. shed 25. home place 25a 300 8.94 

Putnam, Willard and W. M. Tourtellott 

Caswell place 150a 450 6.44 

1 Powers, Miner E. 

horse 75. 2 cows 60, 3 yearlings 40. 2 swine 20, 420 fowls 

252, all other ratable estate 25 8.75 



o 



11 



KTAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Pierce, Waldo H. ( Adm'r Lawson Bigelow's estate ) 

all other ratable estate 600 6.58 

Pierce, Harrison D. 2.00 

Potter, Mrs. Fred 

house 50, home* place 10a 50 (widows exemption) 

R 

Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 375, 14 cows 450, 4 two-year-olds 100, 8 year- 
lings 100, 2 swine 15, all other ratable estate 50, house 
550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 115a 2250, 62.99 

Reed, Harry A. 

1 horse 175, Sykes lot 2\a 50, all other ratable estate 50, 

5.94 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

Land 7a 50, .72 

Ryder, Addie M. 

2 horses 175, 1 cow 30, 45 fowls 23, all other ratable es- 
tate 30, house 350, barn 50, home place 60a 1200, 25.85 

Ryder, Frank L. 2.00 

s 

Shattuck, Charles W. 

2 horses 200, 5 cows 125, 2 yearlings 35, 2 swine 25, 40 
fowls 20, all other ratable estate 25, barn 150, shed 25, 
home place 100a 900 23.52 

Shaw, Joseph N. ( heirs or devisees ) 

2 houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 75, home 
place 70a 3000. An abatement of $ 14.30 allowed Sept- 
ember 13, 1912 on account of error. 51.84 

Shaw, Lillia & Hattie 

horse 125, cow 25, all other ratable estate 20, 2.43 

Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 90, 8 cows 250, 2 yearlings 20, swine 15, all other 
ratable estate 125, house 250, barn 150, shed 50, Peirce 
house 225, home place 75a 550, Peirce land 18a 200, Fish 
lot 10a 100, 32.96 

Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 100, 2 horses 125, cow 20, swine 15, all 



12 



'"S NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

other ratable estate 75, house 200, barn 100, shop 50, 
home place 21a 150, Aldrich place 28a 500 21.09 

1 Smith, Justin L. 

2 horses 225, 8 cows 280, 3 two-year-olds 7.5, 2 yearlings 
25, all other ratable estate 10, house 300, barn 100, shed 
25, home place 89a 1050 31.88 

1 Snow, George L. 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 270. 2 two-year-olds 50, 70 fowls 42. 
all other ratable estate 10, house 300. barn 275. horse 
barn 75, home place 78a 1200 35.2 1 

Smith, Jennie A. 

2 cows 60, 2 two-year olds 50, yearling 12. 10 fowls 5, 
house 150, barn 125. home place 67a 500 12.90 

1 Sellers, Joseph H. 2.00 

1 Sears, Arthur C. 

horse 35. cow 30, yearling 15. house 550. barn 100, home 
place 45a 300. Henry lot 25a 75 1 7. NO 

1 Stacy, John N. 

20 fowls 10 2.14 

1 Stacy, George L. 2.00 

1 Stacy. Oscar A. 2.00 

1 Stone, Leon L. 

horse 75. all other ratable estate 5 3.14 

Stone, Lucy 

house 175. barn 100. home place 52a loo. | widow's ex- 
emption 500 ) 2.5o 



1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 175. 5 cows 175. two-year old 20. yearling 12. 17 
fowls 9. all other ratable estate 70. house 225. barn 150. 
home place 89a 800. Snyder place 30a 500. Vaughn lot 
25a 200 35.40 

1 Thayer, Edwin 1 1. 

horse 15. 2 cows 50, yearling 12. 5 fowls 2 3.13 

1 Thayer, Joseph II. 2.00 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or divisees) 

house 300, barn 100. home place 16a 200, old place 43a 

575. Abbott lot 30a 125. Tourtellott lot 20a 100 20.02 



13 



NAMK AND VALUATION 



Tax 



1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 75, 45 fowls 27, all other ratable estate 50 4. IS 

I Taylor, Frederick C. 2.00 

u 

1 Upton, Leighton A. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 210, all other ratable estate 10, house 

200, shed 25, home place la 25 10.87 

Upton, George (exempt) 

V 

Vaughn, Mrs. Joseph P. 

horse 75, cow 25, all other ratable estate 05, house 500, 
barn 125, hen house 75, home place 80a 800 23.81 

1 Vaughn, Walter 8. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 6.29 

Vaughn, Mrs. Ida 

•Land 36a 200 (widows exemption) 

Vaughn, Clarinda G. 

land 40a 700 10.01 

1 Venette, James 

3 horses 200, 7 cows 200, 70 fowls 35, all other ratable 
estate 25, house 200. barn 75, hen house 25, home place 

05a 1000 27.17 

1 Venette, Joseph 2.00 

1 Venette, Oliver 2.00 

1 Venette, Simeon 2.00 

1 Venette, Ezriel 2.00 

w 

1 Walker, Joseph P. 2.00 

Walker, Hattie A. 

3 horses 225, 6 cows 180, 4 two-year-olds 100, 4 yearlings 

50. 2 swine 20, all other ratable estate 110 , 9.80 

1 Walker, George W. 

house 175, barn 400, home place 105a 1500 31.67 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 350, 21 cows 700, 7 yearlings 105, 2 swine 20, 
50 fowls 25, all other ratable estate 135, house 500, barn 



o 



14 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



200, Smith house 50, Smith barn 100, Smith shed 15, home 
place 64a 900, Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250. 
Fisher place 54a 500 64.92 

1 Waugh, T. George 2.00 

1 Waugh, Harry E. 2.00 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

. horse 100, 12 cows 360. 2 yearlings 40. 7 fowls 3, all oth- 
er ratable estate 15 9.40 

1 Wendemuth, William F. 

2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 30. 55 fowls 33, house 100. barn 

100, home place 73a 400 12.19 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 65, swine 12, 115 fowls 69, all other rat- 
able estate 15, house 150, barn 100, henhouse 25. shed 15. 
home place 70a 350 14.53 

Wolff, Frank F. 

horse 25, all other ratable estate 150. house 150. barn 100, 
shed 25, home place 68a 400 14.15 

Woods, Emma 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 (exempt ) 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 500, Woods lot 25a 550 15.02 

Woods and Harrington ( heirs or divisees ) 

Upton house 150, Upton barn 75, Upton hen house 25, 
home place 60a 250 7.15 

Woods, Edgar A. Harrington, C. P. ( heirs or divisees ) and 
Vaughn, E. H. 
Brown and Simmons lot 15a 150 2.15 

Woods and Lincoln 

2 small houses 50, small ham 25. Lindsey lot 95a 400, 
Bush mountain lot 8a 50 7.51 

Powers, Grin J. 

Land 150a 1700 24.31 

Fay, O. A. 

' Horr lot 60a 1000, Ben Page lot 120a 300, Merritt Horr 
lot 45a 250, Arnotlot 18a 75, land 8a 50, Putnam lot 60a 
100, Barrows lot 27a 1000, Little place 88a 1500 61.13 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Clark, Naomi 

land 67a 1000 14.30 

Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 300 4.29 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 

Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, land 30a 150, Sand- 
erson lot 30a 200 6.08 

Parker, Abel O. 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.07 

Cutler, Smith 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelly hill lot 6a 200 3.22 

Hunter, George L. 

land 7a 75 1.07 

Wheeler, John A. 

Land 7a 50 .72 

Alden, E. P. S. & Son 

land 25a 300 4.29 



16 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Root, Amelia 

land 22a 400 5.72 

Powers, John 

house 150, barn 100, 4 hen houses 200, grain room 25, 
Powers place 58a 500, Brigham lot 3a 75 15.02 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Richards, Julia 

barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450 7.15 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

Land 56a 800 11.44 

Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50 .72 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 40a 2500. Woods lot 55a 300. Berry lot 30a 500. 

Roxanna Brown lot 22a 2000 75.70 

Harrington, Clinton P. (heirs or devisees) 

Pine hill lot 35a 3000. Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25. Ca>well 

lot 77a 250, C. A. Powers lot 30a 300. John Arnot lot 12a 

300, Charles N. Powers lot 4a 50. Esty lot 65a 225. W. S. 

Upton lot 59a 350, house 50. barn 50 65.78 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 200. land 10a 50 3.58 

PROVIDENCE, H. 1. 

Hamilton. George L. 

house 175. barn 25. shop 25. home place 3a 75 4.29 

MTORTHFIELD 

Abbott, Bert C. 

house 175, barn 75. home place 32a 500 10.73 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

Lucas. Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 17.16 

WORCESTER 

Peirce, Luman P. 

land 153a 900 12.S7 

Vaughn, Mrs. E. H. 

house 100, barn 50. shop 25. home place 8a 100 3.93 



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XAMK AND VALUATION 



Tax 



ORANGE 



Howe, Josiah D. 

Newell place 118a 2000 28.60 

Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 2.15 



AMHERST 

Paige, Theodore L. 

Plain lot 9a 200, land 6a 50 3.58 

Cadwell, Frank A. 

land 8a 50 -72 

Cadwell, Cowles & Hobart 

Garlick lot 40a 300 4.29 

Cadwell & Ward 

Clark land 7a 100 1.43 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry 

Freeman land 10a 200 2,86 

ENFIELD 

Newbry, George (heirs or devisees ) 

land 11a 150 
Downing, Edward B. 

land 5a 25, Horr lot 8a 40 

Ward, Lucy F. 

Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 50a 200, Cowan lot 30a 100 

Garlic, George A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 

Horr, Ruben 

Pierce land 15a 700 

Horr, Caroline (heirs or devisees) 
old place 60a 2000 

BONDS VILLE 

B ond, R. L. 

Brigham lot 33a 900, Pierce & Ellis lot 32a 300 17.16 



2.15 


.93 


2.86 


4.29 


9.30 


10.01 


28.60 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



PKLHAM 

Wilson, George (heirs or devisees ) 

land 18a 200 2.86 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500. Abbott lot 64a 400. Crossett lot 6a 

125, Johnson lot 12a 250 13.23 

Cadrett, Harold 

Shores Hunt lot 4a 10 .14 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 500 7.15 

Cook, Theodore L. (heirs or devisees ) 

Land 10a 100 1.43 

NEW SALEM 

Putnam. Willard 

Kemp lot 30a 300. Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 61a500 13.59 

Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair land 15a L50, Shaw lot 18a 150 4.29 

Lincoln. Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 1.43 

Stacey, Joseph ( heirs or devisees ) 

Bigelow lot 26a 400 5.72 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 75 1.07 

Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

Nutting lot 25a 200 2.86 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cummings lo1 25a 300 4.29 

Waterhouse, Jessie C. 

2 barns 275. home place 65a 500 (exempt $ 258) 7.39 

Vinica, Elisha 

land 25a 700 10.01 

Kezar Bros, (heirs or devisees) 
land 3a 25 (exempt) 

Orcutt, William F. 

land 2ja 100 » 1.43 

Horr, Elbridge F. 

house 50, barn 50, home place 50a 200. Mitchel lot 7a 25 4.65 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Bruffee, Flora E. 

Hunt lot 38a 300 4.29 

SHUTKSBUBY 

Cornwell, Charles 

Peirce meadow 18a 150 2.15 

Peirce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, barn 25, Potter place la 15, 
Ames place 44a 200, J. A. Peirce lot 20a 150, Flint & Gil- 
lett lot 65a 400 13.80 

Hemenway, William H. ( heirs or devisees ) 

school lot 25a 4000 57.20 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1.43 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 7.87 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 200, Humes pasture 27a 270 6.72 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 100, 1.43 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 1.79 

Doubleday, Lucius ( heirs or devisees ) 

land 28a 900 12.87 

Carey, Jerry 

land 30a 50 .72 

Kenedy, David W. 

Small building 50, Lincoln lot 40a 200, .Mason lot 35a 100 5.01 
Gee, Charles E. 

Brown lot 4a 200 2.86 

Stevens, Arthur G. 

building 50, land 17a 50 1.43 

HARD WICK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60a 1500 21.45 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aikens lot 8a 100 5.01 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



MILLERS FALLS 

Bartlett, Eunice M. 

land 25a 700 10.01 

EAST BROOKFIELD 

Howe, Georgianna A. 

house 50, Vaughn place 89a 1500 22.17 

HARTFOBD CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, ban, 100, home place69a 1200 21.81 

MONTAGUE 

Eiaden, Rufus N. 
. Holden lot 10a 150 2.15 

WESTFIELD 

Warner, George ( heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 2.86 

\ ; w K>\ HIGHLANDS 

Goodman, Mrs. Ellen 

land 4a 25 .36 

K kLESTEL MONTANA 

I [art, John U. 

house 201). l» : ,ii, 50, home place40a 450 10.01 

lid. I. is N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin H. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 400. Leonard Lincoln lot 63a 200 8 58 

i.; DLOW 
Ludlow Manufacturing Associates 

machinery 200, mill 150, land 2a 1000, Shores lot 20a 200, 
Flint 30a 300, Stetson Flint lot 100 a 600, Gillett lot 42a 

400 40.70 

Mc Lean, Mrs. 4. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place 1 a 50 i . 1 5 

WEST HAVEN CONN. 

Vaughn, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 200 2.86 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 70 1.00 



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XAMK A XI) VALUATION TilX 



GOOLKYILLE 

Highland Telephone Co. 

all other ratable estate 200 $ 2.80 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 130 1.80 



22 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 119 

Number of non-residents assessed on property 88 

Number of persons assessed on property 207 

Number of persons assessed on poll tax only 30 

Total number of persons assessed 237 

Number of male polls assessed 109 

Tax on each poll S 2.00 

Value of assessed personal estate $ 30,104.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 44,370.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 129.982.00 



Total real estate $ 174.352.00 

Total valuation of assessed estate 204,456.00 

Tax for state, county and town purposes, including overlaying* 

On personal estate $ 430.47 

On real estate 2, 493.44 

On polls 218. 00 



Total tax April 1st. 1912 s 3.141.91 

Rate of total tax per 1000 s 14.30 

Number of horses assessed 1 23 

Number of cows assessed 302 

Number of sheep assessed 

Number of neat cattle other than cows assessed 127 

Number of swine assessed 25 

Number of dwelling houses assessed 102 

Number of acres of land assessed 1.0,847 

Number of fowls assessed 2.047 

Value of fowls assessed $ 1 .024.00 

WALDO H. PIERCE ) Assessors 

WALTER M. WAUGH of 
FRANK R. ALLEN \ Prtscott 



Report of the Selectmen. 

FOR THE YEAR 1912-1913. 



TO THE CITIZENS OF PRESCOTT: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong, $ 72.00 



Luther D. Chapin, 


72.00 


George H. Upton, 


72.00 


Amelia Hanks, 


8.00 


TOWN OFFICERS. 




Paid W. H. Pierce, assessor, 


$ 20.50 


W. M. Waugh, assessor, 


22.50 


W. M. Waugh, registrar, 


6.00 


W. M. Waugh, selectman. 


22.50 


F. R. Allen, assessor, 


22.50 


F. R. Allen, registrar. 


6.00 


F. R. Allen, selectman, 


19.50 


F. W. Doubleday, selectman, 


9.50 


F. W. Doubleday, registrar, 


6.00 


F. W. Doubleday, constable, 


7.50 


W. F. Wendemuth, school committee, 


30.00 


E. G. Kelley, auditor, 


10.00 


C. C. Fuller, treasurer, 


35.00 


C. C. Fuller, clerk, 


10.00 


C. C. Fuller, registrar, 


6.00 


E. A. Thayer, school committee, 


3.00 



$ 224.00 



$ 236.50 



24 
STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT, 1912. 

Paid F. R. Allen, self and team, $ 97.25 

W. M. Waugh, self and team, 97.75 

F. W. Doubleday, self and team, 103.00 

Fred Chamberlain, self and team, 52.00 

W. F. Chamberlain, self and team, 36.53 

Geo. L. Snow, self and team, 32.00 

C. W. Berry, self and team, 17.50 

John F. Cowan, self and team, 30.50 

A. L. Powers, 14.75 

E. E. Laplante, 3.50 
M. A. Griswold. 20.25 
A. L. Barnes, 23.63 
Leon L. Stone, 37.75 
Guy Reed, 15.00 
Harold Pierce. 23.75 
Harry Upton. 26.25 
Leroy Pierce. 3.07 
Harry Pierce. 20.25 

F. A. Griswold. 1.75 
C. L. Powers. 33.55 
L. A. Upton. 18.50 
Ellis F. Pierce. 32.50 
F. H. Vaughn, metal culvert. 41.04 
F. R. Allen, plank. 2.45 
F. R. Allen, stone monuments, 4.00 
F. R. Allen, plow point. .50 
C. C. Fuller, lights, pick handles etc.. 6.22 
W. M. Waugh, plow beam. 2.00 
Joseph Walker, sharpening tools. 1.00 



Town appropriation. $ 200.00 

State allottment. 598.50 



$ 798.24 



$ 79S.50 



Balance. .26 



25 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT. 

Paid Athol Transcript Co., printing town 

reports, $ 50.40 
Athol Transcript Co., printing primary 

notices, . 1.75 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond, 12.00 

W. F. Wendenmth, inspecting animals, 16.15 

James M. Bunker, labor on brown tail moth, 20.30 

A. L. Barnes, " " " " 20.30 

Carl M. Pierce, " " <» " 9.00 

Henrie C. Fay, primers, 2.25 

A. L. Powers, mowing town hall cemetery, 1.70 

C. H. Chase, report 36 transfers real estate, 5.40 

C. G. Haskins, mowing Fish cemetery, 2.50 

F. H. Fearl, examining Mr. Cole, 3.00 

Hobbs & Warren, collector's cash book. 2.35 

J. D. Kimball, 'collector's bond, 12.00 

Athol Transcript Co., printing tax bills, 1.84 

A. W. Browne] 1, printing gypsy moth notices, 2.00 
Athol Transcript Co., printing primary notices, 1.75 

Willis F. Shaw, mowing town hall cemetery, .80 

C. G. Bagnall, assessors' books and supplies, 5.95 

Harry W. Abbott, insurance on town hall, 18.48 

W. M. Waugh, mailing gypsy moth notices, 3.11 

W. M. Waugh, collector's book, 1.00 
F. A. Pettingill, labor on book shelves at town 

hall, 2.00 
F. R. Allen, lumber for book shelves at town 

hall, 2.00 

F. A. Griswold, janitor and supplies, 2.07 

W. H. Pierce, justice fees, 4.00 

W. H. Peirce, postage and express, 1.00 

F. J. Currier, ballot clerk, 4.50 

A. M. Petrie, ballot clerk, 1.50 

F. W. Doubleday, baUot clerk, 1.50 



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PaidW. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk, s 4.50 

W. M. Waugh, inspector of meat. 4.00 

W. M. Waugh. telephoning-, .85 

W. M. Waugh, postage. 2.50 

W. M. Waugh, express and freight. .'"'i 1 

F. W. Donhleday, fire warden. 1.50 

Carl M. Pierce, fighting forest fire, .4<> 

F. J. Currier, fighting forest fire. .40 

Austin P. Hannum. fighting forest fire, .40 

Charles E. Hannum, fighting forest fire. .4<> 

Carl Brown, fighting forest fire, .40 

Geo. Blake, fighting forest fire. .40 

Carl M. Pierce, sealer. 5.00 

James Venette. one half cord wood. 2.25 

C. H. Grout, inspector of meat, 1<>. (,, » 

C. C. Fuller, postage, express and ink, L2.90 

C. C. Fuller, meeting town clerks, 4.00 
C. C. Fuller, recording marriages, deaths 

and births, 2.10 

\Y. F. Wendemuth, library appropriation, 25.00 

('. F. Bagnall, dog license blanks, 1.60 

\V. M. Waugh, collector L910 taxes, 50.00 

II. ML Elaskins, note and interest, 83( 

County tax, 259.00 

State tax, 312.50 

Certification of town note, 3.00 

Abatement of taxes. ! L30 



RECAPITULATION. 




Paid State aid. 


s 224.00 


Highways and bridges, 


r67.99 


Miscellaneous account. 


1,773.38 


State Highway. 


798.24 


Town officers, 


236.50 


Overseers of the poor, 


17.70 



- 1,778.33 



3,817.76 



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RESOURCES. 

Casli on hand, Feb. 14, 1913, $ 578.44 

Due on 1911 tax, (JO. 14 

Interest due on 1911 tax, 5. 40 

Balance due on 1912 tax, 826.66 

Interest due on 1912 tax, 18. GO 
Due from C. H. Cornwall, use of town farm 

pasture, 12.00 
Due from A. P. Hannnin, use of town farm 

pasture 1910, 8.00 

Due on state aid, 224.00 

LIABILITIES. 

Due H. M. Haskins, on note, $ 1,200.00 

H. M. Haskins, interest on note. 40.00 

F. R. Allen, collector 1911 taxes. 40.00 

F. W. Duubleday, collector 1912 taxes. 39.00 

Balance in favor of town, 



s 1.739.30 



$ 1,319.00 
$ 420.30 



Jury List. 



William F. Wendemuth, 
Howard I. Shaw, 
Anthony W. Mason, 
Waldo F. Pierce. 
George T. Waugh, 
M. Algie Griswold, 



WALTER M. WAUGH. 
FRANK R. ALLEN, 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, 



Farmer. 
Farmer. 
Box Manufacturer. 
Merchant. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 



\ 



Selectmen 
of 
Prescott. 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor. 



Paid Town of Athol. support of pauper, s 11.13 

State Board of Charity, support of pauper, 6.57 

$ 17.70 

WALTER M. WAUGH, ) Overseen 

FRANK R. ALLEN. of the 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, ) Poor. 



Highway Surveyor's Report. 

FOR THE YEAR L912-1913. 



'aid C. H. ( lornwell, Belf and 


team, 


- 109.25 


J. A. Doubleday, Belf and 


I team, 


107.20 


A . 15. ( iross, self ;ii)d team, 


14.40 


Fred W. Doubleday, Belf 


and team. 


40.00 


Fred II. Chamberlain, Belf and team, 


26.26 


( reorge L. Snow. Belf and 


tram. 


9.80 


John ( Jowan, self and train. 


18.00 


Carl M. Pierce, labor, 




26.60 


Allie L. Barnes, •• 




.. 20 


A. L. Powers, 




57.90 


Uany I ). Pierce, " 




LOO 


J. I>. Hamilton, 




L.10 


John Staci . 




15.15 


F. A. ( iris wold. 




6.00 


M. A. Gr is wold. " 




14.30 


Moses B. Fogg, 




6.00 


Carl Brown, 




30.90 


.lames Bunker, 




20.40 


Roy Pierce, 




19.80 



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Paid Merle R. Brown, labor, $ 9.00 

W. M. Tourtelotte " 12.00 

L. A. Upton, " 3.60 

Charles S. Anisden, 36.00 

A. D. Reed, 2.00 

Andrew Cadrette, .50 

Arthur H. Gross, 8.20 

Mr. Vernette, .00 

Win. Dagle, .25 

Mr. Pettingill, 1.00 

Harold Pierce, 16.20 

Leon L. Stone, 14.90 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid W. H. Pierce, spikes, fork and axle grease, $ 3.02 
F. J. Currier, repairs on tubs, picks, and 

sharpening bars, 4.30 

Kibbe Bros., 1 Hhd. 1.00 

Freight, .25 

F. D. Chamberlain, 20 loads of gravel. 1.00 

Frank R. Allen, 1,408 ft. of plank. 35.21 

F. H. Vaughn, tile, 12.48 

C. C. Fuller, solder. .23 

Total cost of highways and bridges, $ 767.99 

Appropriation, 900.00 



Balance, $ 132.01 

JOHN A. DOUBLEDAY. Highway Surveyor. 
February 15, 1913. 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners, 



Paid Frank A. Griswold, at Town Hall cemetery. $ .50 

A. L. Powers, " " " 1.70 

W. F. Shaw, " " " .80 

C. G. Haskins, for mowing Fish cemetery. 2.50 



CEMETERY FUNDS. 



Susannah Haskin's fund. 
Expended. 

Balance, 
Availahle, 
Paige fund. 
Expended. 

Balance, 
Available, 
Brigg's fund. 
Expended, 

Balance. 

Available, 

Francena Johnson fund. 

Expended, 

Balance, 

Available, 

Mary J. Wood fund. 

Expended. 

Balance, 
Available. 



s 281.77 
2.50 

s 279.27 

$ 116.76 
1.00 

8 115.76 

$ 124.76 
1.00 

S 123.76 

S 104.00 
2.00 

s 102.00 

- 26.00 
.75 

s 25.2^ 



$ 5.50 



I 79.27 



$ 15.76 



s 23.76 



- 2.00 



.25 



HOWARD I. SHAW 
F. A. GRISWOLD, 
W. M. WAUGH, 



Cemetery 

t Commissioners. 



Town Clerk's Report. 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1912. 
Date Name Parents 

Dee. 25, Marion Elverton Agard Elmer Agard 

Leelee Porter 

MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1912. 
Date Name Age Residence Place 

Apr. 10, Harry A. Reed, 33 Prescott, Mass., Somerville, Mass. 

Anna O. Lindsey, 22 Prescott, Mass., Rev. Loren Clevenger 
Apr. 17, Fred Doubleday, 33 Prescott, Mass., Mitteneague, Mass. 

Celia E. Currier, 20 Prescott, Mass., Rev. Geo. Sanderson. 
Apr. 18, Charles B. Coit, 53 Greenwich, Mass., Prescott, Mass. 

Martha H. Clark, 40 Prescott, Mass., Rev. Chas. Williams. 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT. 

Date Name Age Place 

Apr. 3, Doris E. Mason, 12 yrs. 10 mos. 29 d. Prescott, Mass. 

June 12, William B. Tyler, 36 yrs. 20 d. Prescott, Mass. 

CLARENCE C. FULLER, Town Clerk. 



Treasurer's Report. 



FOR 1912-1913. OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT. 
1912. 

Feb. 14 Rec'd balance from settlement. $ 1.781.57 

rent of town farm pasture. (1911) 10.00 

auctioneer's license. 1.00 

apples on town farm. 4.00 

F. P. Hall, for supervision of schools, 230.26 

F. 1). Chamberlain for grass on town farm. 15.00 

State treas.. national bank tax. 23.06 

" state aid. 216.00 

inspection of animals, 8.07 

burial of soldiers, 37.00 

tuition of children, L96.50 

tuition for high school, 312.00 

state bigbway loan fund. 598.50 

income of Mass. school fund. 1,302.55 

County treasurer, dog fund refunded. 71.40 

W. M. Waugh, collector. 1910, 71.53 

F. H. Allen, collector. 1911. 592.59 

F. W. Doubleday, 1912. 2,325.33 

Henry Haskins. (borrowed ) 1.200.00 



- S. 996. 30 

Paid assessors' order of abatement. $ 14.3d 

assessors' order. County tax. 259.00 

assessors' order. State tax. 312.50 



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Paid Henry Haskin's note, $ 800.00 

interest, 36.33 

bureau of statistics, for certification of note, 3.00 
selectmen's orders returned, 2,392.63 

school orders returned, 2,851.44 



Total, s 6,669.20 

Cash to balance. 2,327.16 



s 8,996.36 

CEMETERY ACCOUNT. 

Received from savings bank, $ 7.75 

Paid cemetery commissioners' orders, $ 7.75 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT. 

Feb. 14, 1912, Cash on hand. $ 90.88 

Received fines, .45 

Received town appropriation, 25.00 

Paid library trustees' orders, $ 83.65 

Feb. 15, 1913, Cash on hand, * 32.68 

C. C. FULLER. Treasurer. 



Auditor's Report. 



I have examined the books of the town of Prescott, and find the 
accounts correct to date. There is due the town in taxes, 1911, $ 66.14, 
also on 1912, $ 826.66. Total taxes due the town $ 892.80. 

The treasurer has a cash balance on hand of $ 2,327.16 (two 
thousand, three hundred and twenty seven dollars and sixteen cents. ) 

E. G. KELLEY, Auditor. 
Feb. 14, 1913. 



Report of the School Committee. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance from last year. S 1,847.45 

Town appropriation, 640.00 

Tuition of state wards. 196.50 

High school tuition, refunded. 312.00 

5-6 of superintendents salary, refunded. 230.26 

Income from Mass. school fund. 1,302.55 

Dog fund, refunded. 71.40 



s 4,600.16 



EXPENDITURES. 

Superintendent's salary. $ 323.85 

School supplies, 55. 69 

Teachers' salaries. 1.410.00 

High School tuition. 354.00 

Fuel 34.75 

Care of rooms, 39.75 

Transportation and mileage. 535.2.") 

Repairs, 42.32 

Miscellaneous. 55.83 



$ 2,851.44 



Balance on hand. $ 1.748.72 



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ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 
SUPERVISION. 

Charles L. Clay, superintendent, $ 323.85 



$ 323.85 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES. 



J. L. Hamniett Co., 
Ginn & Co., 
American Book Co., 
Educational Press Co. 
C. L. Clay, 
A. H. Gross, cartage, 



Helen F. Hall, 
B. Theodora Sjoberg, 
Aline M. Bemis, 
Ethel M. Page, 
Gertrude M. Rockwell, 
Fanny G. Thayer, 
Annis E. Laplante, 
Ella L. Vaughn, 
Henrietta M. Newcomb, 
Evelyn Kingsley, 



TEACHERS. 



$ 35.68 
9.76 
3.20 
2.00 
4.05 
1.00 



$ 27.00 

45.00 

81.00 

144.00 

153.00 

160.00 

180.00 

200.00 

200.00 

220.00 



$ 55.69 



$ 1,410.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 



Town of New Salem, 
Town of Athol, 
City of Springfield. 
City of Boston, 



$ 40.00 

72.00 

60.00 

182.00 



$ 354.00 



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FUEL. 

E. P. Mitchell, 3 cords wood. $ 12.00 

W. F. Chamberlain, 3 cords wood, 12.00 

George Petrie, sawing and housing, 3.75 

Fred Wendemuth, sawing and housing. 4.00 

Alice M. Shaw, kindlings, 1.50 

Jessie E. Petrie, kindlings, .50 

Fred and Herman Wendemuth. kindlings. 1.00 



CARE OF ROOMS. 

Alice M. Shaw. s 8.00 

Jessie E. Petrie, 7.50 

Fred M. Wendemuth. 7.50 

Herman R. Wendemuth, 3:50 

Clyde R. Powers. 3.50 

Herbert J. Gross, 8.50 

Mrs. John Carson, cleaning. 1.25 



TRANSPORTATION AND MILEAGE. 

A. H. Gross, s 172.00 

Mrs. Lorenzo Patterson. 114.00 

Ida M. Waugli. 100.25 

H. J. Whipple 10.25 

Jennie Linds, 42.75 

W. F. Wendemuth. 45.00 

J. A. Doubledav. 45.00 



$ 34.75 



39.75 



ft K3K ""i 



REPAIRS. 

W. H. Pierce, shingles and nails, $ 16.73 

Harold F. Pierce, labor at No. 1, 4.50 

E. A. Thayer, labor and material. 10.00 

E. A. Thayer, stove for No. 2, 5.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, labor and material, 3.50 

A. M. Petrie, wall paper for No. 1, .64 

H. M. Newcomb, lock and key for No. 1. .60 
C. L. Clay, blackboard dressing, glass, 

putty etc., 1.35 



42.32 



MISCELLANEOUS. 
H. W. Abbott, for insurance, % 28.56 

C. L. Clay, incidentals, 11.30 

W. F. Wendemuth, census, postage, express etc, 8.71 

O. L. Haven, printing, 3.15 

C. C. Fuller, janitor supplies etc., 2.11 

F. H. Fearl, medical attendance, 2.00 



$ 55.83 



Total expense for support of schools, $ 2,851.44 

DUE FROM STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS. 

For reimbursement of superintendent's salary, high school tuition and 
tuition of state wards, (about) $ 570.00 

For the School committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman, Term expires 1914 

E. A. THAYER, Term expires 191 5 

Prescott, Feb. 17, 1913. 



Report of the Superintendent 
of Schools. 



To the School Committee and Citizens of the Town of 
Prescbtt : 
I herewith present my third annual report for the fiscal 
year ending Feb. 14, 1913, the same being, also, the eleventh 
in the series of superintendents' reports for the Dana Su- 
pervisory School District : 

Some Statistics. 
Population, census 1910 320 

School Census, September, 1912. 

Number of children between 5 and 15 years: Boys, 27; 

girls, 33 ; total, 60 

Number between 7 and 14 ; Boys, 23 ; girls, 2y ; total, 5c 
Illiterate minors, 

Number of schoolhouses, 5 

Number occupied, 4 

Number of schools, 4 

Number of different teachers during the year, 10 

Number of regular teachers required, 4 

Eye and Ear Tests in January 

Number of pupils enrolled, 65 

Number found defective in sight, 2 

Number found defective in hearing, 1 

Number of parents notified, 1 



Grades 


No. i 


I 


2 


II 




III 


2 


IV 


I 


V 




VI 


4 


VII 


i 


VIII 




IX 


i 



o. 3 


No. 5 








3 


total 


5 


3 




total 


5 


2 


3 


total 


9 


I 


2 


total 


5 


6 


I 


total 


7 


4 




total 


*3 


2 


3 


total 


6 


3 


2 


total 


3 






total 


i 



40 

Number in grades as reported for January. 
No. 2 

2 
2 

I 

5 

3 

Boys, 23; girls, 36; total. 59. 

For the School Year Ending June 30, [912. 
Total enrolment, 50 

Number under 5 years of age, u 

Number over 15 years of age, 3 

Number between 7 and 14 years of age 36 

Average membership. 47 

Average attendance 44 

Per cent of attendance 94 

Number completing grammar school course: boys, o; 

girls, 1 ; total. 1 

Number entering first year of high school, Sept. 1. 

191 1 : girls, 4 

Number of visits by school committee 5 

Number of visits by the superintendent. 
Number of visits by cithers 
Aggregate number of months the schools have kept, 

35 m " 

Average number of months. 8 mo.. 

Tuition Pupils Attending High Schools. 

Gladys Brown. Grade XIII, Athol. 

Leola C. Whitaker. Grade Kill. New Salem. 



83 


74 


16 da. 


[9 da. 



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Vera Brown, Grade XI, Athol. 
Martha Doubleday, Grade XI, Boston. 
Ruth Doubleday, Grade XI, Boston. 
Martha Snow, Grade XI, Springfield. 
Alice M. Shaw, Grade X, Hardwick. 

The Teachers and the Schools. 

Of necessity this paragraph of the annual report must be 
always inserted, for with varying constituencies the schools 
will remain, and teachers will be found for them. 

The finding- of teachers, however, for a town situated as 
is ours is not the easiest matter. People who have long 
been residents, owning good, productive farms, being com- 
fortably housed, with bank accounts that will "carry them 
through," having neighborhood and other community in- 
terests, find Prescott "good enough for them," even though 
it is removed far from "town" facilities; but a "mixed" 
school in a community several miles from a railway sta- 
tion, where nobody wants the trouble of boarding the 
teacher, and where social and religious privileges are ex- 
eremely limited, or altogether wanting, does not attract 
those who are entering the profession, or those who have 
gained success elsewhere. Some times one has to take for a 
teacher whom he can get. 

The beginning of the schools in September found a new 
teacher in each of our four schools. 

No. i. Miss Page finished the school year, but could not 
be prevailed upon to return, even at an advanced wage. Mrs. 
Henrietta M. Newcomb opened the fall term, and is still 
in charge. This is a small school, but attends to its work ; 
absences seldom occur; a good spirit prevails. In June, 
Alice Shaw of this school having completed the 9th grade, 
was given a diploma. She is attending the high school at 
Hardwick. 



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No. 2. Miss Rockwell ended the school year with us, and 
received an appointment in the primary school at Hopedale. 
Mrs.. Annie E. Laplante, a resident of the town, engaged 
for the place. This school is rather uncertain in its make- 
up ; at present it has only four ''native" pupils, and only two 
of these are able to attend; the school needs, first of all, 
a firm hand at the helm. The school has done very well 
under Mrs. Laplante's care. 

No. 3. This school opened with Miss Bemis as its teach- 
er for the spring term. She was well liked by us, and must 
have been by seme one else, tor leaving her school as usual 
at a week-end she wired me her resignation the following 
Sunday as Mrs. — . Miss Helen Hall of Hardwick taught 
the last three weeks of the term The numbers in this 
school, although it has been the largest in town, have been 
increased by the addition of several more "State children'' 
who also have added to the difficulty of discipline; our own 
pupils suffer in consequence. The teacher. Miss Evelyn 
Kingsley, has done her best. If ihe people who have taken 
these outside children would see that they were prompt 
at school, and were obedient to the reasonable requirements 
off the teacher, we might have had a good school. There 
isn't a school in the district with such an irregular at- 
tendance as this. Miss Kingsley deserves the hearty sup- 
port of every patron of the school. 

No. 5. With the ending of the spring term, Mrs. Thayer 
laid down th scepter of her office which she had held for so 
many years. Many are her former pupils who will ever 
rise up "to call her blessed," the reward of faithful devo- 
tion to duty. 

List of Teachers. 

The school has been in charge of Miss Ella Vaughn, a 
June graduate of Framingham Normal. This school has 
loner been attentive to its work. When school is in session. 



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it is the "habit" of the parents to have their pupils make 
the most of it. 

Meeting of Joint Convention, Etc. 

April 13, the several school boards of the district met in 
joint convention in the library room at North Dana, and 
the superintendent of schools was unanimously re-elected 
for a term of three years from July 1, 1912. This basis of the 
division of the common interests of the district was made: 
18 schools instead of 19 as heretofore, so that Dana is to 
have 5-18, Greenwich 2-j8, New Salem 7-18, and Prescotl 
4-18 of the State aid, the superintendent's time, etc. 

The following; is a oaraerranh from a letter received bv 
me from the office of the secretary of the Massachusetts 
Board of Education under date of August 19, 1912: "In or- 
der to facilitate the work of this office, it is desirable to es- 
tablish for the superintendency unions of the State a uni- 
form financial year, that is, a year extending from July t 
to June 30, on which the State may base its annual pay- 
ments to the unions on account of the employment of a su- 
perintendent of schools." 

The financial year of this district having begun August 
15, we complied with the request, but in consequence, we 
received this year only $1,093.75 from the State on account 
of the superintendency union in place of the usual sum, $1,- 
250.00 ; of course, Prescott's share was proportionately less. 
Hereafter, the larger sum will be received annually. 

The District Teacher's Meeting. 

April 13, the teachers and members of the several com- 
mittees held a meeting at the grammar school room, North 
Dana, and enjoyed the following program : 
Papers on teaching Spelling, Read by Supt. Clay 

Education for Efficiency Mr. VVm. Orr, Dep. Com. 



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A Lesson in Geography, — Turkey Rev. Haig Adadourian 
How to Teach Geography Prin. F. F. Murdock 

Scientific Temperance Miss Cora F. Stoddard 

Conclusion 

Bespeaking the continued liberality of the voters to pro- 
vide for means for carrying on the schools successfully, and 
gratefully acknowledging the hearty co-operation of the 
school committee, teachers, and the citizens in general, 
friends, all, this report is 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES L. CLAY, 
Superintendent of Schools. 



ROLL OF HONOR. 

The figures denote the number of terms neither absent, 
tardy, nor dismissed : 

No. i 
Herbert Lawless, 2 
Forde Miller, 3 
Freda Miller, 3 
Alice Shaw, 3 
Proctor Shaw, 1 
Fannie Shaw. 1 

No. 2 
Lillian Bowen, 1 
Lyda Kan gas, 1 
Annie Spjut, 2 
llattie Snow, 1 
Bertha Torrey. 1 
Edith Torrey, 1 

No. 3 
Fred Wendemuth, 2 



Emma Currier, 3 
Herbert Gross, ^ 
Rubie Lincoln, 2 
Ruth Lincoln, 2 
Clyde Powers, 1 
Ralph Powers, 1 



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No. 5 



School 
No. 1 
No. 1 
No. 2 



No. 

No. 

No. 

No. 

No. 

No. 5 

No. 5 



List of Teachers. 

Name. Preparation. Wages. 

Ethel M. Page,* Amherst High, $36.00 

Mrs. H. M. Newcomb, 40.00 

Gertrude M. Rockwell.* Framingham Normal, 

40.CO 
Mrs. Annie E. Lapiante, N. S. Academy, 36.00 

B. Theodora Sjobeng,* Salem Normal, 40.00 

Aline M. Bemis,* Springfield High, 40.00 

Helen F. Hall,* Hardwick High, 36.00 

Evelyn Kingsley, Westfield Normal, 44.00 

Mrs. Fanny G. Thayer,* Belvedere Seminary, 40.00 
Ella L. Vaughn, Framingham Normal, 40.00 

*Spring term. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR, 1913-1914. 



I9 J 3- 



February 28, winter term closes, — 12 weeks. 
March 24, spring term begins. 
April 19 and May 30, holidays. 
June 13, spring term closes, — 12 weeks. 
September 2, fall term begins. 
October 12, holiday. 

November 21, fall term closes, — 12 weeks. 
December 1, winter term begins. 
December 19, Christmas recess. 
December 29, winter term continues. 
1914. 



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February 22, holiday. 

February 27, winter term closes, — 12 weeks. 

March 23, spring term begins. 



Report of the Trustees of the Prescott 
Free Public Library. 



The Trustees present the following report : 

About September first Miss Petrie resigned her position 
as librarian and moved out of town. Miss Mildred Field 
was appointed to fill the vacancy, and has served very ac- 
ceptably. 

Another branch of the library was established in the 
grange hall at Atkinson Hollow April 26, 19 12, and Howard 
I. Shaw was appointed librarian, with Mrs Alida Pierce as 
assistant. Two hundred and fifty-eight books were taken 
to this branch, besides a traveling library on agriculture 
which was loaned by the library commission. This branch 
has been open twice each month on the evenings when 
grange meetings are held, and the public has been served at 
any time by the assistant librarian. 

Early in February another selection of books was made 
and taken to this branch to replace those first placed there. 
Mrs. Thayer and Mrs. Waugh assisted in the selection of 
these books. Three hundred volumes have been loaned 
from this branch. 

Last May the Women's Education Association loaned us 
one of their traveling libraries, consisting of about 40 
books. These have been at the main library until the pres- 
ent time, but will now go to the "Hill" branch for the re- 
mainder of their stay with us. 



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Last summer Miss Zaidie Brown, agent of the Library 
Commission, visited our library and met some of the trust- 
ees, the librarian, and others interested in the library and 
its works. Miss Brown expressed herself as well pleased 
with our library, and stated that the Commission would aid 
us in every way they could. Since her visit the Commis- 
sion has sent us over fifty books, including ''Stoddard's Lec- 
tures" in fourteen volumes. A list of these (catalogue No. 
19) will be found printed herewith. 

"The Hill" branch has been cared for during the year by 
Miss Helen Taylor, who has loaned 446 books. The "East" 
branch, under the care of Mrs. Brown, has loaned 212 
books, and the main library 512. 

We desire to express our thanks to all who in any way 
have aided us during the past year. The trustee, whose 
term expires this year, is 11. A. Johnson. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 


• 


Receipts. 




Balance from last year 


.88 


Town appropriation 


25.00 


Fines 


•4 5 


Expenditures. 




Librarian's salary 


$ 1 0.00 


C. T. B agnail, cards 


4.60 


W. F. Wendemuth, services and expenses 


; 


Sears, Roebuck & Co., books 


60.00 



$111 



83.65 



Balance on hand 

For the trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, 

Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 17, 1913. 



Catalogue of Prescott Free Public 

Library. 



Supplement No. 19. 

Author Title No. 

Adams. — Harper's Outdoor Book for Boys 2363 
Andrews— Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children, 2364 

Baldwin. — Fifty Famous Stories Retold 2365 

Barrie. — Peter and Wendy 2366 

Blaisdell and Ball. — American History Story Book 2367 

Bryant. — How to Tell Stories to Children 2368 

Buell. — One Woman's Work for Farm Women 2369 
Champlin. — Young- Folks' Cyclopedia of Common 

Things 2370 

2370 

Clark. — Care of a House 2371 

Dennett. — The Healthy Baby 2372 

Dillmont. — Encyclopedia of Needlework 2373 

Duttonj — Little Stories of England 2374 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol. I. 2375 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol. II. 2376 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol. III. 2377 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol. IV. 2378 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol V. 2379 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol. VI. 2380 

Every Woman's Library. — Vol. VII. 2381 

Farmer. — Boston Cooking School Book 2382 

Flolton. — Little Stories About Little Animals 2383 



50 

Humphrey. — Hew New England Was Made 2384 

Johnson. — When Mother Lets Us Keep Pels 2335 

Moftett. — Careers of Danger and Daring 2386 

Mulock. — Little Lame Prince 2387 

Peep at Many Lands: Corsica 2388 

Peep at Many Lands : Korea 2 3^9 

Peep at Many Lands : New Zealand 2390 

Peep at Many Lands: Norway 2391 

Poulsson. — Runaway Donkey 2392 

Proctor.' — Stories of Starland 2393 

Richards. — Joyous Story of Toto 2394 

Richards. — Toto's Merry Winter ^395 

Sage and Cooley. — Occupations for Little Fingers 2396 

St. Nicholas for 1910. Vol. I. 2397 

St. Nicholas for 1910. Vol. II. .2398 

Seaman. — The Expert Cleaner 2399 

Seton and Baden Powell. — Boy Scouts of America J400 

Stevenson. — Child's Garden of Verses 2401 

Yale. — When Mother Lets Us Give a Party 2402 

Singmastcr.' — When Sarah Went to School 2403 

Singmaster. — When Sarah Saved the Day J404 
Forbush — Game Birds. Wild Fowl and Shore Birds 2405 

Graves. — The Farmer Boy Who Became a Bishop 2406 
Stoddard's Lectures. 14 Volumes. 

Norway, Switzerland, Athens, Venice, Vol. I. 2407 

Constantinople, Jerusalem, Egypt. Vol. II. J408 

Japan, China, Vol. III. J409 

India, The Passion Play, Vol. IV. J410 

Paris, La Belle France, Spain, Vol. V. 241 1 

Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg. Moscow, Vol. VI. 2412 

The Rhine, Belgium, Holland, Mexico. Vol. VII. 113 

Florence, Naples, Rome, Vol. VIII. 2414 

Scotland, England, London, Vol. IX. 2415 

California, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park, Vol. X. 

24 t 6 



51 

Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Vol. XL 2417 

Canada, Malto, Gibralter, Vol. XII. 2418 

Sicily, Genoa, The Engadine, Vol. XIII. 2419 

South Tyrol, Lake Garda, The Dolomites, Vol. XIV. 

2420 












The 

Valuation and Taxes 



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BELCHERTOWN, MASS. 

Press ok Lewis H. Blackmeh 

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OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1913 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



A 

Abbott, Milo W. ( heirs or devisees ) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 4000 % 66.43 

1 Abbott, Harvey W. 

horse 40, 4 fowls 2. all other ratable estate 10 2.76 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 18.06 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 200 horse barn 100, home place 78a 700 
(widows exemption 500) 13.14 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

3 horses 400, 14 cows 525, 4 two year olds 85, 6 yearlings 
90, 4 fowls 2, all other ratable estate 70, house 325, 2 
barns 475, wind mill 50, corn barn unfinished 25, home 
place 175a 2125, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 
50 68.02 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 4.02 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

house 100, barn 25, home place 4a 75, Vaughn lot la 15 5.14 
Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1.46 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt) 



'C N'A.MK AND VA lA'ATH >N Tax 

2- 

_ 

1 Barnes, Allie'L. 

horse 150, all other ratable estate 5, Woods Lot 10a 125 6.08 

1 Berry, Charles W. 

'.\ horses 450, 10 cows 400, 4 yearlings 90, all other ratable 
•■state 350, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed '_?.*). home place 
102a 825 41.27 

Berry, Annie L. 

house 200, barn 200, shed ."><>. cider mill 50, Egypt lot 2a 

10 home place 9(»a 1000 22.05 

1 Blake. George ( r. 

house 250, barn 50, home place 50a 250 L0.03 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 

all other ratable estate 300 6.38 

1 Brown, Merl R. 2.00 

Brown. L. Flora 

horse 1 '_'">. row 35, 3 two-year-olds i' 1 . •» <l fowls 15, house 
300, ham 150, Toweis barn 100, home place 52a 200, 
Powers place L 70a 500, Stone lot 18a 125, Little lot 50a 
150, Gibbs Lot 2£a 10, Graj lot 30a 800 37.66 

1 Brown, Arthur L. 

4 cow- 150, 2 two-year-olds 50, •"> yearlings 15 ."»..>, 

Browne, I >ill \ S. F. 

house 250, ham 175, shed 25, home place 70a 300 10.95 

1 Brown. George W . 

cow .).) -.■'! 

Burroughs, Lura ( I. 

all ratable estate 15, house 425, ham loo. horse barn 50, 

sheds loo. home place 43a 400 15 

1 Baker. Theodore F. 

2 horses 100. 2 cows 70. all other ratable estate 195 1.85 

Baker. Theodore F. and Lillie E. 

house 250, 2 barns 75, home place 16a 175 1 1 

Boutin. Lucy 1*. 

house 300, harn 150, hen house 'J."), shop 50, home place 

20a 200 10 

1 Beecher, John 2.00 

1 Blinn, Bert C. 2.00 
1 Blinn, Homer H. 

swine 10 -• 1 5 



'o NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



C 

1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 54a 150 7.48 

1 Cowan, John 

cow 25, house 400. 3 barns 350, shed 25, home place 102a 
1200 31.20 

Cowan, Eliza 

horse 65, all other ratable estate 10 1.10 

1 Carlson, John 

horse 150, 90 fowls 50, all other ratable estate 15, house 
250, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 8a 125, King lot 
12a 50 13.90 

Ghapin, Luther I), (exempt) 

1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 175, 14 cows 4 0. two-year-old 40. 2 swine 45. all 
other ratable estate 20 13.24 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, shed 25, small barn 75. home place 

78a 1100 • 29.20 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 825, cow 40. two-year-old 30, all other ratable 
estate 25, house 200, barn 100, cow shed 75. home place 
80a 500 20.91 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. ( heirs or devisees ) 

house 700, barn 400. shed 50. home place 130a 1700, 
Webber lot (5a 50 42.34 

Coit, Martha H. Clark, Admr. 

horse 25, 12 cows 225, two-year-old 20, 4 yearlings 50. 
10 fowls 5, 5.48 

lark, Minnie 

2 horses 100 1.46 

Clark, Minnie and Coit, Martha H. 

all other ratable estate 400 5.84 

1 Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 10 2.88 

1 Cole, David L. 

2 horses 125, cow 30, all other ratable estate 10, house 

150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 13.54 



'o NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 75. cow 30, yearling 'JO. all 
other ratable estate 30. house and stove 750. barn 150, 
shop 75, hen house 25, Haskins and Johnson lot la 25, 
Johnson lot 18a 50. Haskins lot 20a 160. C. G. Haskins 
lot 7a 70. Baker and Darby lot 3a 75 39.74 

Crossett. Hariet 

house and store 700. Lain 100, land 5000 ft. 10 11.83 

Congregational Church Society 

house 500. ham 200. home place 11a 300 14.60 

D 

1 Doubleday, John A. 

2 horses 125. 5 cows L90, 10 fowls 5, house 250, barn 200, 
home place 70a 500 20.5 1 

1 Doubleday, Fred W. 

2 horses 150. 7 cows 335, 2 t wo-\ ( ai -old- 50, 50 fowls 25, 

all other ratable estate 5, house 50, barn 300, hen house 

25, home place 83a lOOO KlW 

Davis, Samuel. ( heirs or devisees I 

house 400, barn 275. Holder louse loo. Holden lain '_ 

home place 10 la 1400. II, ,1.1, mi place la 50 2.85 

Dickey, Janette 

house 150. barn T5. home place 50a 120, (exempt | 

1 Dade, William K. 2.00 

1 Dube, Peter 

horse 50. other ratable estate 10 2.88 

F 

1 Fogg, Moses T». 

horse 125, 3 cows 00. 3 two-year-olds 60, yearling 15. other 
ratable estate 15. house 100. barn loo. shed 50. cow barn 
25. home place 57a -150 1 » .OH 

1 Fuller. Clarence C. 

Stock in trade 1000. 2 horses 150. cow :>.">. 10 fowls 5. other 
ratable estate 25. house 175. barn 175. store 150. shop 50. 
store house 50, home place 10a 150. land 2500 it. 10. out 
lot la 27» 31.20 



r O NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Ph 



G 

1 G-leason, Elmer 

horse 40, cow 25, 70 fowls 40, other ratable estate 20 3.82 

Gleason, Susan 

house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 5.84 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 40, 4 cows 150, other ratable estate 5, house 200, 
barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 40a 450 16.03 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

horse 50, swine 15 2.96 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, cow. 25, other ratable estate 15, house 200, barn 

50, home place 40a 450 13.90 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

4 horses 275, 5 cows 135, two-year-old 25, 2 oxen 150, 4 
swine 70, other ratable estate 80, house 200, barn 200, 2 
sheds 50, home place 110a 1000 33.90 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 165, 8 cows 290, 2 two-year-olds 45, 2 yearlings 
30, 15 fowls 8, other ratable estate 25, house 275, barn 175, 
shed 25, home place 75a 800 28.10 

Golden Rule Grange, 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land *-a 50 7.30 

H 

Haskins, Hannah 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50, (widows exemption) 
Haskins, Criton G. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 3.65 

1 Haskins, Henry M. 

9 horses 700, cow 30, other ratable estate 725, barn 100, 

home place 70a 500 32.00 

1 Haskins, Jesse L. 

horse 50 2.73 

1 Hamilton, John L. 2.00 

1 Hamilton, Frank W. 2.00 



8 



"3 NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Hannuni, Austin P. 

3 horses 100. 12 cows 4K0. yearling 35, other ratable estate 
80. 12.15 

1 Hannum, Charles E. 2.00 

Hannum, A. P. and C. K. 

Berry land 6a 200 2.92 

Hannum, Park ( heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 125, store shed 25, carriage house 50, corn 
barn 50, home place 62a 1000 19.71 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 1.92 

Harrington, Joseph M. (heirs or devise* 

Oaks place 80a 5000 73.00 

I 
Ireland. John B. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 (soldiers Exemp- 
tion ) 

j 

1 Johnston, William II. 

2 horses 140, 6 cows 190, other lata Me estate 1 5, house 350, 
Barn 300, home place 51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 36.96 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 175, 2 yearlings 35, house 275, barn 
100, home place 79a 1400, Abbot! lot 74.-. 800 44.86 

1 Johnson. Andrew 

horse 40. 6 cows 160, 2 yearlings 50, swine 20, house 150, 

barn KM). Potter house 50, home place 77a 885, Potter 

land la."). land (old plane) 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 100 26.23 
1 Johnson. Henry A. 

other ratable estate 30, Bartletl lot 25a 700 12 

.Johnson. Ansel < heirs or devisees ) 

old place 123a 3000 13.80 

Johnson. Margaret (heirs or devisees) 

house 350, barn 100, home plane 3a 100 8.03 

1 Johnson. Charles 1 1. 

140 fowls 80 3.17 

1 Jones. William H. 2.00 



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NAMK AND VALUATION TilX 



K 

1 Kelley, Eugene G. 

2 horses 150, 14 cows 420, 2 fcwo-year-olfta 40, 7 yearlings, 
105, 2 swine 20, other ratable estate 200, house 700, barn 
400, shed 50, store house 75, carriage house 100. home 
place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 140 58.95 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 2.00 

1 Kelley, Lewis S. 2.00 



1 Laplante, Everett E. 

5 horses 250, cow 25, 2 yearlings 40. 5 fowls 2. other 
ratable estate 30 7.06 

1 Lawless, John H. 2.00 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 75, cow 15, two-year-old 25, yearling 15. other 
ratable estate 10, Bishop lot 44a 200 6.96 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees ) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250 7.66 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 125, cow 25, yearling 12, 20 fowls 10. house 250, 
barn 400, home place 160a 800 25.68 

M 

1 Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 50, machinery 700, horse 35, cow 25, other 
ratable estate 800, house 600, barn 100, office 50, small 
house 150, mill 2000, boiler house 100, land 32a 125 63.83 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 40, 2 cows 65, yearling 20, 270 fowls 135, other rat- 
able estate 500, house 175, unfinished house 300, barn 100, 
hen house 300, home place 27a 350, Abbott land 8a 120, 
Egypt land 10a 150 34.93 

1 Miller, William O. 

cow 20 2.29 

1 Moore, Franklyn C 2.00 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



N 

1 Norton, Charles P. $ 2.00 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pasture 9a 50 12.41 

p 

1 Page, John C. 

3 horses 200, 3 cows 70. 3 two-year-olds 70. yearling - 20. 

house 350, barn 200. home place 104a 1500 37.19 

1 Paige, Charles W. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Daniel F. 

cow 25, house 200. Chapin house 25. Freeman house 75. 
Chapin barn 25, Fisher house 100. Fisher barn 100. shed 
25, home place 80a 875. Freeman land 4a 20. land la 25, 
Fisher land 50a 275 27.83 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

80 fowls 50 2.73 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 2.00 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

2 horses 50, 2 cows 65, 2 yearlings 25, other ratable estate 
60, house 200, barn 500. hen house 40. corn barn 25, home 
place 80a 500 21.40 

1 Pierce, Ellis F. 

3 horses 250, 4 cows 140. 50 fowls 25. other ratable estate 

45, house 250. barn 125, shed 25. home place 74a 500 21.86 

1 Pierce, Leroy M. 

other ratable estate 1 100 3. 16 

1 Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 50, 4 cows 140, 70 fowls 40. other ratable estate 20, 
house 250. barn 100. ben bouse 50, home place 25a 250 15.1-1 

1 Pierce. Waldo H. 

stock in trade 400. horse 150, cow 25, other ratable estate 
20, house 350. barn 125, Gilbert house 300. home place .',a 
25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce lot 28a 600, Berry lot 12a 
75. Titus lot 5a 50 33.32 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Peirce, Harrison D. $ 2.00 

Peirce, Harold F. 2.00 

Powers, Charles L. 2.00 

Powers, Adelbert 

Whitaker lot 30a 125 3.82 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 30, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 25a 300 9.20 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) and W. M. Tourtellott 

Caswell place 150a 450 6.57 

Powers, Miner E. 

horse 75, cow 30, 2 two-vear-olds 60, yearling- 18, 445 

fowls 270 8.98 

Potter, Carrie A. 

house 50. home place 10a 50 (widows exemption) 

R 

Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 375, 11 cows 350, 3 two-year-olds 100, 9 yearlings 
160, 2 swine 25, other ratable estate 50, house 550, barn 
350, shed 25, home place 115a 2250 63.84 

Reed, Harry A. 

horse 125, other ratable estate 50, Sykes lot 2^a 50 5.29 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50 .73 

Ryder, Frank L. 2.00 

Ryder, Adeline M. 

2 horses 150, 3 cows 75, swine 15, 70 fowls 35, other rat- 
able estate 30, house 350, barn 100, home place 60a 1200 28.54 

Reinecke, Zudie H. 

house 400, home place la 25 6.20 

S 

Shaw, Joseph N. (heirs or devisees) 

2 houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 75, home 
place 70a 3000, (widows soldiers exemption 1000) 38.32 

Shaw, Lillie and Hattie 

horse 125, cow 25, two-year-old 15, other ratable estate 20, 2.70 



12 



'o NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Ph 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 90, 3 cows 90. 5 yearlings 75, swine 12. other rat- 
able estate 125, house 250. barn 150, shed 50, shop 25. 
Peirce house 225, home place 75a 550. Peirce land 18a 
200, Fish lot 10a 100 30.35 

1 Shaw. Willis F. 2.00 

1 Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 100, 2 horses 115. other ratable estate 135, 
house 200, barn 100. cider mill 25. shop 50, home place 21a 
150, Aldrich place 28a 500 22.07 

1 Smith, Justin L. 

2 horses 150. 9 cows 300. 2 two-year-olds 45. yearling 20, 
4 swine 40, other ratable estate 10, house 300, ham 100, 
shed 25, shop 25, heme place 89a 1050 33.02 

1 Snow, George L. 

2 horses 50, 10 cows 350, 2 two-year-olds 60, 4 yearlings 
GO, 120 fowls 60, other ratable estate 10, house 300, barn 
275, horse barn 75. hen house 25, home place 78a 1200 37.99 

Smith, Jennie A. 

4 cows 125, yearling 20, 35 fowls IS. house 150, barn 125, 
home place 67a 500 13.70 

1 Sellers. Joseph H. 2.00 

1 Sears, Arthur C. 

horse 25, cow 25, two-year-old 35, house 550, Larn loo. 

home place 45a 300, Henry lot 25a 75 18.20 

1 Stacy, John N. 2.00 

1 Stone, Leon L. 

horse 60, other ratable estate 5, 2.96 

Stone. Lucy 

house 175. barn 100, home place 50a 400, (widows exemp- 
tion 550) 2.56 



1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 150, 4 cows 150. two-year-old 25, 40 fowls 20. 
other ratable estate 70. house 225. barn 150, home place 
89a S00. Snyder place 30a 50, Vaughn lot 25a 200 35.44 



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1 Thayer, Edwin H. 

2 cows 60, yearling 30, 10 fowls 5 3.39 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 300. barn 100, home place 10a 200, old place 43a 
575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 20a 100 20.44 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 100, cow 30, other ratable estate 55 4.70 

1 Taylor, Frederick C. 

' horse 25, fowls 3, other ratable estate 20 2.70 

1 Tlgue, Lawrence 2.00 

U 

Upton. George (exempt) 
1 Upton, Leighton A. 

2 ho.rses 135, 7 cows 200, 4 yearlings GO. other ratable 
estate 10, house 200, barn 25, home place la 25 11.56 

v 

Vaughan, Mrs. Joseph P. 

2 horses 50, cow 35, other ratable estate 10, house 500. 
barn 125, hen house 75, home place 80a 800 23.29 

1 Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 0.38 

Vaughan, Mrs. Ida 

land 36a 200 (widows exemption) 

Vaughan, Clarinda G. 

land 46a 700 10.22 

1 Venette, James 

3 horses 130, 7 cows 210, 3 yearlings 35, 10 fowls 5, other 
ratable estate 20, house 200, barn 75, hen house 25, home 
place 65a 1000 26.82 

1 Venette, Ezriel 2.00 

1 Venette, Oliver 2.00 

1 Venette, Joseph 2.00 

w 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 600, 22 cows 835, 3 two-year-olds 85, 8 yearlings 



c 



14 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



100, 9o fowls 50, other ratable estate 135, house 500, barn 
200, Smith house 50, Smith barn 100, Smith shed 1 5, home 
place 64a 900. Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, 
Fisher place 54a 500 73.11 

1 Waugh, George F, 2.00 

1 Walker. Joseph P. 

3 horses 200, 14 cows 600, two-year-old .">(». 6 yearlings 150, 
other ratable estate 50, 17.04 

Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, home place 105a 1500 31.02 

1 Walker. George W. 2.00 

1 Wheeler, Edward F. 

horse 90, 1 1 cows 400, two-year-old 30, 3 yearlings 65, other 
ratable estate L5, Lain 50, Richards lot 90a 150 18.06 

1 Wendemuth, William F. 

two-year-old 30, 55 fowls 28, house LOO, barn 1 * >( ). home 
place 73a 100 11.61 

t Whitaker, Silas 

horse ".*>. cow 35, two-year-old .">('. 9<> fowls 50, other rat- 
able estate 20, house 150, barn l <,n . hen house 25, shed 15, 
home place 70a 350 14.41 

2 Wolff, Frank F. 

horse 25, other ratable estate 150, house 150, barn 100, 
shed 25, home place 68a WO 16.42 

1 Wolff, Fred F. 2.00 

Woods, Emma ( exempt ) 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AVI) VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 500, Woods lot 25a 550 15.33 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 1700 24.S2 

Kay, 0. A. 

' Uorr lot 00a 1000, Ben Paige lot 120a 300, Merrit Horr 
lot 45a 250, Arnot lot 18a 75, land 8a 50, Putnam lot 60a 
100, Barrows lot 27a 1000, Little place 88a 1500 02.42 

Diamond Match Co., 

Darby lot 31a 3500 51.10 

Woods, Edgar A. Athol, Herrick, Leander F. Worcester 

Upton house 150, Upton barn 75, Upton hen house 25, 
home place 00a 250. Brown and Simmons lot 15a 150 9.49 

Woods, E. F. Athol and Lincoln Levi, No. Dana 

2 small houses 50, barn 25, Lindsey lot 95a 400, Brush 
mountain 8a 50 7.00 

(xKKKNWICH 

Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 300 4.38 

Clark, Naomi 

land 67a 1000 14.60 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, Sander- 
son lot 30a 200 6.20 

Parker, Abel O. 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.10 

Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley Hill lot 6a 200 3.28 

Hunter, George L. 

land 7a 75 1.10 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 50 .73 

Adams, Herbert D. Edna A. 

land 33a 300 4.38 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Root, Amelia 

land 22a 400 5.84 

Powers, John 

house 150. barn 100. 4 hen houses 200, grain room 25 
Powers place 58a 500. Brigham lot 3a 75 15.38 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 2 75 4.02 

Clifford. Lucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50 .73 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 100, Woods Lot ^kx 300, Berry lot 30a 500, 
Roxanna Brown lot 22a LOO, L. Harrington Lot 3a 15 14.82 

WORCESTEB 

Herrick, Leander F. 

pine hill lot 35a 3500, White. ml. mill Lot 2a 25, Caswell 
lot 77a 250. C. A. Powers lot 30a 500, John Arnol lot L2a 
400, Charles X. Powers lot 4a 50, Estey Lot 65a 300, W. 
S. Upton place 59a 460, house 50, Lain' 10 8o.es 

Pierce. Luman P. 

land 153a 900 13.14 

Vaughan, Mrs. E. H. 

house 100. barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a LOO 4.02 

OKLOHOMA 

Powers. Charles A. 

land 54a 300. land 10a 50 5.11 

PROVIDENCE, K. 1. 

Hamilton. George L. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 4.3S 

NORTH FIKIJ) 

Abbott. Bert C 

house 175, barn 75. home place 32a 500 L0.95 

SOUTH PRAMINGHAM 

Lucas, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 L7.52 



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NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



ORANGE 
Howe, Josiah I). ( heirs or devisees) 

Newell place 118a 2000 29.20 

Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 2.19 

AMHERST 
Paige, Walter C. 

plain lot 9a 200 2.92 

Good all, Etta L. 

land 6a 50 .73 

Cadwell, Frank A. 

land 8a 50 -73 

Cadwell, Cowles and Hobart 

Garlick lot 40a 300 4.38 

Cadwell and Ward 

Clark land 7a 100 1.46 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry 

Freeman land 10a "250 :165 

Dickenson, Ellen 

land 18a 200 2.92 

ENFIELD 
Newbry, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 11a 150 2.19 

Downing-. Edward 

Horr lot 8a 40 .58 

Ward. Lucy F. 

Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 2.92 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 50a 200, Cowan lot 30a 100 4.38 

Garlic, George A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400, "9.49 

Horr, Ruben N. 

Pierce land 15a 700 10.22 

Horr, Caroline (heirs or devisees ) 

old place 60a 2000 29.20 



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NAME AND VALUATK X Tax 



H< NDSVTLLE. 

Bond, R. W. 

Brighara lot 33a 5Q0, Pierce & Ellis lot 32a 350 $ 12.41 

'ELHAM. 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 54a 400, Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250 L8.62 

Cadwell, Harold 

Shores Hunt lot 4a 10 .IT) 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a r><><) 7.30 

Cooke, Theodore L. 

land 10a 100 1.46 

\i:\\ SALEM. 

Putnam, Willard ( heirs or devisers) 

Ken.]) lot 30a 300, Ashlej lot 30a 150, Berrj Io( 61a 

500 13.87 

Berry. Elmer A. 

Blair land 15a 150. Shaw h.t L8a 150 4.38 

Lincoln, Mvra 

Dun lot L6a loo 1.40 

Stacy, Joseph (heirs or devisees) 

Bigilow lot 26a 400 5.84 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 75 1 .1 

Powers. Mrs. I). E. 

Nutting lot 25a 200 2.02 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cummings lol 25a 300 1.38 

Waterhouse. Jessie C. 

cow l^y. 60 fowls 30. 2 barns 275, honu i>la*T 65a 500< 
(Widow's exemption 250 i 8.62 

Vinica, Elisha 

land 25a 700 10.22 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Kezar Brothers, (heirs or devisees) 
land 8a 25 ( exempt) 

Orcutt, William F. 

land ia 100 $ 1.46 

Hon-, Elbridge F. 

house 10, barn 15, home place 50a 200, Mitchell lot 7a 25 3.65 

Bruffee, Flora E. 

Hunt lot 38a 300 4.38 

SIIUTKSKUKY 

Cornwell, Charles 

Pierce meadow 18a 150 2.19 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, barn 25, Potter place la 15, 
Ames place 44a 200, J. A. Pierce lot 20a 150. Flint and 
Gillett lot 65a 435 14.60 

Hemenway, William H. ( heirs or devisees ) 

School lot 25a 5000 73.00 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1.46 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 8.03 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 200, Humes lot 27a 270 6.86 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 100 1.46 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 1.82 

Doubleday, John A. and Doubleday, Frank 

Mt. Ell lot 28a 900 13.14 

Carey, Jerry 

land 30a 50 .73 

Kennedy, David W. 

Small building 50, Lincoln land 40a 200, Mason lot 35a 100 5.11 



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NAME AXI) VALUATION Tax 



Gee, Charles E. 

Brown lot 4a 200 2.92 

Stevens, Arthur 

building 25, land 17a 50 1.10 

Shattuck. Charles W. 

bam 150, shed 25, home place 100a 900 15.70 

HARD WICK 

Paige, George I). 

land 60a 1500 21.90 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 100 5.11 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 .36 

BAST BROOKFIELD 

Howe. Georgianna A. 

house 50, Vaughn place 89a 1500 22.63 

HARTFORD, I ONN. 

Stacy, [na B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 1200 22.26 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 2.19 

WESTFIELD 

Warner. George C. ( heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 2. 92 

MOLLIS. \. ||. 

Worcester, Franklin R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Leonard Lincoln lot 63a 200 8.76 

i UDLOW. 
Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

machinery 200. mill 150, land 2a 1000. Shores lot 20a 200, 
Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson Flint lot 100a 600, Gillett lot 
42a 400 41.61 

McLean, Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 



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WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughan, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 200 2.92 

WARE. 

Petrie, Alexander INI. 

house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 10.95 

NORTHAMPTON. 

Bailey, Sidney A. 

Kelley lot 20a 100 1.46 

SPRINGFIELD. 

Hurwitz, Samuel 

Hannum lot 20a 100 1.40 

GREENFIELD. 

Harrington, Robert A. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 5a 75 .V28 

NEW YORK, N.V. 

Western Union Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 130 1.90 

BOSTON. 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co.. 

other ratable estate 85 1.24 

COOLEYVILLE. 

Highland Telephone Co. 

other ratable estate 200 2.92 

EXEMPT PROPERTY OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT. 

Congregational Church Society 
church 1000, land Ja 50 

(Account of amounts assessed for moth tax will be found on page j6.) 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, 119 

Number of non-residents assessed on property, 91 

Number of persons assessed on property, 210 

Number of persons assessed on poll tax only, 30 

Total number of persons assessed, 240 

Number of male polls assessed. 107 

Tax on each poll, s 2.00 

Value of assessed personal estate, s 31,275.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land. 44,745.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings, 128,590.00 



Total real estate, - 1 r3,335.00 

Total valuation of assessed estate, 204,610.00 

Tax for state, county and town purpose, incllldi 
overlaying^ 

( )n personal estate, S 1 56.67 

On real estate, 2,530 

On polls, 214.00 



Total tax April Isl L913, - 3,201.30 

Rate of total tax per 1 <><><>. f 1 l.C.o 

Number of horseg assessed, 123 

Number of cows. J s « • 

dumber of sheep assessed, 

Number of neat cattle other than cows assessed, 137 

Number of swine, 20 

Number of dwelling houses assessed, 104 

Number of acres of land assessed, L0957J 

Number of fowls assessed. 1879 

Value of fowls assessed, - 1,030.00 

WALDO II PIER< E ) Assessors 

WALTER M. WAUGH of 
FRANK R. ALLEN ) PrcscotL 



Report of the Selectmen. 

FOR THE YEAR 1913-1914. 

To the citizens of Prescott : 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong-. $ 72.00 

Luther D. Chapin, 72.00 

George H. Upton. 72.00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid W. H. Pierce, assessor. s 23.00 

F. R, Allen, assessor. 17.50 

W. M. Waugh, assessor, 18.00 

W. M. Waugh, overseer of the poor, 4.50 

F. R. Allen, overseer of the pool 1 . 4.50 

W. M. Waugh, selectman, 16.50 

F. R. Allen, selectman, 15.00 

F. W. Doubleday, selectman, 9.00 

W. M. Waugh, registrar. 5.50 

F. R. Allen, registrar, 5.50 

F. W. Doubleday, registrar. 5.50 

C. C. Fuller, registrar, 0.00 

C. C. Fuller, town clerk, 10.00 

C. C. Fuller, town treasurer. 35.00 

E. P. Mitchell, auditor, 11.95 



$ 210.00 



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STATE HIGHWAY. 

Paid A. L. Barnes, labor, $ 51.63 

W. M. Waugh, self and team. 129.63 

F. R. Allen, self and team. 85.00 

F. W. Doubleday, self and team. 121.50 

A. H. Gross, labor, 15.00 

C. H. Grout, labor, 7.88 

E. F. Pierce, labor, 39.38 

L. A. [Ipton, labor, 23.63 

Jesse Haskins, labor. 10.50 

Milfred Grout, labor, 38.50 

Harry Upton, labor, 26.25 

Clayton Baker, labor, '.(H) 

W. O. Miller. Labor, 33.25 

C. M. Pierce, tabor, 24.50 

Joseph Sellers, labor. 20.13 

Leon L. Stone, labor. 35.00 

William Jones, labor, 7.' ,(l 

E. E. Laplante, labor. ! .77> 
Josepb Venette, labor, 28.00 
Guy Reed, labor, 26.25 

F. A. Griswold, labor. 3.50 
Donald Baker, labor. 1 .50 
A. M. Petrie, cutting marker, 2.7)!) 
F. R. Allen, railings, 3.50 
F. R. Allen, dynamite, 1.25 
XV. M. Waugh, cement, 1.20 
F. J. Currier, repairing tools, 7>.77> 
W. H. Peiree. spikes, .90 

A. L. Barnes, gravel, L0.00 



821.88 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT. 

Raid Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery near 

M. F. Brown's. $ 2.70 

A. C. Sears, storage of town books 2 years, 10.00 



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Paid Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports, $44.00 
James IX Kimball, premium treasurer's bond. 12.00 

Leon L. Stone, labor on brown tail moth, 14.00 

Myrle Brown, 11.22 

W. (). Miller, 3.78 

M. A. Griswold, 14.00 

C. M. Pierce, « " 10.40 

Hobbs <fc Warren, blank warrants, 1.80 
W. F. Wendemuth, services as animal in- 
spector 1912-1913, 17.70 
Cecil Bagnal, assessors' supplies. 3.58 
Badger Fire Extinguisher Co., 100 charges, 20.00 
C. IT. Chase, transfer of real estate. 4.05 
F. W. Doubleday, expense fighting forest 

fire in Shutesbury, 36.30 
Petrie Monumental works, repairing Wash- 
ington monument, 25.13 
Johnson's Book Store, collector's book, 1.04 
Athol Transcript, printing primary notices, 3.25 
A. W. Brownell, moth notices. . 2.25 
James I). Kimball, collector's bond, 15.00 
Athol Transcript Co.. tax bills, 1.84 
L. S. Lawless, mowing Fish Hill Cemetery, 3.00 
W. & L. E. Gurley, standard weights & 

measures. 102.60 

Lewis H. Blackmer, voting list, 4.85 

W. M. Waugh, mailing moth notices. 2.90 

F. R. Allen, collector 1911, 40.00 

State Board of Health, branding outfit, 5.30 

W. F. Wendemuth, library appropriation. 25.00 

W. M. Waugh, inspector of meat, 6.75 

C. H. Grout, inspector of meat, 7.50 
W. M. Waugh, expenses out of town, freight, 

express, and telephoning, 8.62 

F. R. Allen, expenses out of town. 4.42 



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Paid W. H. Peiree. justice fees. $ 4.50 

W. H. Peiree. express an< postage, .50 

W. M. Waugh, going with hearse. 8.00 

F. W. Doubleday, constable, 7.50 

F. W. Doubleday, fire warden, 2.25 

F. A. Griswold, sealer, 0.00 

F. A. Griswold, care of town hall, 2.93 

Charles H. Grout, teller March meeting, 1.50 

Harrison D. Peiree. •• " " 1.50 

W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk. 4.50 

F. J. Currier, " •■ 4.5(1 

C. C. Fuller, postage and express, 7.34 
C. C. Fuller, recording births, marriagi - 

and deaths, 6.40 
C. C. Fuller, meeting clerks at Belchertown, 4.00 
W. F. Wendemuth. inspector of animal-. 

1913-1914, 17.50 

W. F. Wendemuth. express and postage, .40 

Orange Savings Bank, interest, 28.00 

F. M. Haskins. note and interest. 1,265.00 

Cemetery Commissioners, 15.75 

Certification of note. 3.00 

Abatement of taxes, 1 7.00 

I)oi>' fund to Library acct., »>o.44 

State tax, 400.00 

County tax. 243.40 



RECAPITULATION. 

Paid State aid. - 216.00 

Highways and bridges, 665.97 

Miscellaneous account. 2,577.67 

State highway. 82 1 .88 

Town officers. L 8 7.45 

Overseers of the poor, 70.28 



'_'.5 ( , .61 



- 4,539.25 



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RESOURCES. 




Cash on hand, 




s ()G9.10 


Amount due on 1912 tax, 




145.75 


Interest due on 1912 tax, 




12.02 


Amount due on 1913 tax, 




948.96 


Interest due on 1913 tax, 




21.35 


Due from A. V. Hannum, 


use of town farm 




pasture, 




8.00 


Due on state aid. 




252.00 

$ 2,057.18 



LIABILITIES. 

Orange' Savings Bank, note, 

F. W. Douhleday, collector of 1912 taxes, 

F. W. Doubleday, collector of 1913 taxes. 

Balance in favor of the town. 



S 1,200.00 




39.00 




40.00 




| 


! 1,279.00 
778.18 





Jury List. 



Howard I. Shaw. 
Waldo H. Peirce, 
Anthony W. Mason. 
Silas Whitaker, 
Charles H. Grout, 
William O. Miller. 



Farmer. 
Merchant. 
Box Manufacturer. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 



W. M. WAUGH, 

F. R. ALLEN, 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY. 



Selectmeii 

of 
Prescott. 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor. 



Paid State Board of Charity for support of minor waul. S . 



WALTER M. WAUGH, > Oi 

FRANK R. ALLEN, the 

FRED \V. DOUBLEDAY, ) Poor. 



Highway Surveyor's Report. 

FOR THE VEAR 1913-1914. 



Paid Guy Reed, 


- 21.60 


A. B. Gross, 


13.20 


L. A. Upton, 


32.40 


V. A. Griswold, 


27.00 


C. L. Powers, 


L6.20 


John Hunt. 


1 t<>. (Ml 


E. G. Kelley, labor, spikes, etc. 


L87.51 


Fred Wendemuth, 


9.60 


Wm. Wardwell, 


10. so 


Simon Venette, 


o.oo 


1 toward Shaw, 


3.60 



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Paid Willis Shaw. 

F. R. Allen for plank, 

( reo. Snow. 

F. W. Doubled;, v. 

W. F. Chamberlain, 

Alfred Bruffee for plank. 

John Stacy, 

Harry Upton. 

Fred Chamberlain for gravel, 

F. R. Allen, labor. 

Total, 

Unexpended balance from last year. 
Appropriation, 

Total. 



Total cost of highways and bridges, 



s 3.60 
18.35 
'JO. 00 
24.00 

4.00 
44.5:1 

LOO 

12.60 

.50 

6.50 

$ 132.01 
800.00 



s 665.97 



$ 932.01 

605.97 



Unexpended balance. 

E. G. KELLEY, Highway Surveyor. 
February 15, 1918. 



% 266.04 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners. 



Paid A. M. Petrie for Labor on Washington 

monument, S 25. 1 3 

F. A. Griswold at town hall cemetery, 3.00 

L. S. Lawless, mowing Fish •• 3.00 

Silas Whitaker, " Kasl " 2.70 



The Wesl cemetery fence was painted at an expense of § 18.98 
and was paid l>\ Many W. Abbott, trustee of the Allen cemetery hind. 

CEMETERY KINDS. 
Susannah Elaskin's fund, S 294.44 

Expended, 9.00 



Balance, - 285.4 1 

Available, - 85.4 I 

[ na Whitaker fund. - 104.00 
Expended, 0.00 



Balance, - L04.00 

Available. - LOO 

Paige fund. - L20.36 
Expended, <>.«»<> 



Balance. - L20. 

Available. - 20.36 



3J 



Briggs' fund, 
Expended, 

Balance, 
Available, 
Francena Johnson fund. 
Expended, 

Balance. 
Available, 
Mary J. Wood fund. 
Expended, 

Balance. 
Available. 



HOWARD I. SHAW. 
FRANK A. GRISWOLD, 
WALTER M. WAUGH. 



s 128.68 
.50 

s 128. IS 

s 106.00 
2.75 

s 103.25 

s 26.25 
.50 



s 28.18 



- 3.25 



s 0.75 



Cemetery 
Co m m issio n e rs. 



Town Clerk's Report. 





BIRTHS RECORDED 


IN 


PRESCOTT, 1913. 


Date 


Name 




Pai ei ts 


Feb. 16 


Charles Alden Red 




I lai i \ A. Reed 
Annie Lindsej 


Feb. 23 


Fred William Doublet 


lav 


Fred W. Doubleday 
( Jelia E. ( Jurrier 


.June 21 


Karl Ellis ( Iroul 




Charles 1 1. < rrout 
( Srrace Thayer 


Sept. 22 


Roger Charles Boutin 




( !harles < ■. Boutin 
Francises. < ». Parker 


Sept. 23 


Eleanor Louise ( rrisw< 


>.1<1 


M. AJgie (ii iswold 
( Hive Smith 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, L91& 

Date Name i.gi \l- sidence Place 

June 28 Fred Granl 1 () !' scott G ich, Mass. 

Helen E. Ramsdell 23 
Aug. 3 Harry E. Waugh 22 •• Millers Falls, Mass 

Man E. Reel 23 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, L913. 
Date Name Age Place 

j re. moe. Ays. 

Jan. 17 Emmeline W. Holcomb 79 10 26 Prescott, Mass. 

Feb. L2 Harriet A. Lincoln 89 l .» 10 

Mar.25 Louisa M. Berry 87 10 15 

Apr. 29 Mar) C. Hannum 75 8 21 

May21 J. Etta Allen 27 6 (> Northampton, Mass. 

Aug.25 Henry W. Beecher 28 5 3 Madison, Wis, 

Dee. 4 Flora E.Cole ."><> 2 L9 Somerville, Mass. 

CLARENCE C. FULLER, Town Clerk. 



Treasurer's Report, 



FOR 1913-1914, OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT. 
1913. 

Feb. 15 Rec ? d balance from settlement, $ 2,327.16 

F. R. Allen, collector, 1911, 92.45 

F. W. Doubleday, collector. 1912. 680.84 

F. W. Doubleday. collector. 1913. 2,269.32 

for grass on town farm. 17.50 

for town farm pasture. 2yrs.. 22.00 

from town of Shutesbury for fighting- fires. 44.70 

from Orange Savings Bank, borrowed. 1,200.00 

State treasurer, inspection of animals. 8.85 

tuition of children, 345.00 

" highway loan fund. 600.00 

corporation tax, 42.68 

national bank tax. 24.38 

state aid. 224.00 

" high school tuition, 486.00 

school fund income, 1,198.01 

County treas., dog fund refunded, 60.44 

F. P. Hall, for super vision of schools. 277.78 



s 9,921.11 

Paid assessors' order of abatement. $ 17.00 

assessors' order, county tax, 243.40 

assessors' order, state tax. 400.00 



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PaidHenry Haskins, note, § i,200.00 

Henry Haskins. interest on note. 65.00 

Orange Bunk, interest on note. 28.00 

bureau of statistics for certification of note, 3.00 

to Library fund, dog fund returned, 60.44 

school orders returned. 3,245.55 

Selectmen's orders returned, 2,506.1 



- 7,769.05 
Cash to balance, - 2,149.06 



s 9,918 ' 
CLARENCE C. FULLER, trer. 

CEMETERY ACCOUNT. 

Received from savings banks, - L2.75 

town appropriation, 3.( M I 

Paid cemetery commissioners' orders, 5.75 

LIBRARY \< < 01 M 

Feb. L5, L913, cash on hand, 32.68 

Received selectmen's order, 25.00 

Received doe Fund, 60. 14 



- 1 18.12 

Paid library trustee orders, 17.10 

Cash to balance, - L01. 



Auditor's Report. 



I have examined the books of the town of Prescott, 
uiid find the accounts correct to elate. 

There is due the town in taxes. 1912. $ 145.7.") 

Interest due 1912, 12.02 



Taxes due 1913, $ 948.96 

Interest due on 1913 taxes. 21.35 



$ 157.77 



s 970.31 

Total taxes due the town with interest. Sfc 1,127.08 

The treasurer has a cash balance on hand of. $ 2.250.08 

Library has cash on hand. $ 101.02 

E. P. MITCHELL. Auditor. 
Feb. 16, 1914. 



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AMOUNT ASSESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 

381 ACTS OF 1905. AS AMENDED CHAPTER 286 ACTS 
OF 1906, MOTH TAX. 

Abbott, Charles J. - 1.60 

Allen. Frank R. .40 

Blake, George G. .65 

Berry, Charles W. .20 

Berry, Annie L. .60 

( Ihamberlain, Rose M. Vl ' 

( lowan, John F. .$ I 

( Ihamberlain, William F. , t 1 1 

Grout, Charles H. .40 

Haskins, Henrj M. .40 
Hodgkins, Henry B. 

I [owe, ( reorgianna A. . I 1 I 

1 [arrington, Martha J. .40 

Johnson, William II. 1.00 

Johnson, Lyman S. .40 

Kelley, Eugene (t. 1 .50 

Patterson, Lorenzo .60 

Petrie, Alexander M. . 1<> 

Reed, Alden D. L.50 

Ryder, Adeline M. .1" 

Shattuck, Charles W. 2.00 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 2. 1 3 

Thrasher, Samuel ( heirs | 

Walker. Joseph P. L.20 



Report of the School Committee. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 
RECEIPTS. 



Balance from last year, 


s 1,748.72 


Town appropriation, 


650.00 


Income from Mass. School Fund, 


1,198.01 


■5-6 of Superintendent's salary refunded. 


277.78 


High school tuition refunded, 


486.00 


Tuition of state wards, 


345.00 




S 4,705.51 


EXPENDITURES. 




Superintendent's salary, 


- 357.62 


Supervisor of music. 


50.00 # 


School committee. 


32.50 


Promotion of health, 


5.00 


School supplies, 


58.58 


Text hooks. 


36.44 


Teachers' salaries. 


1,418.00 


High school tuition, 


489.00 


Fuel, 


61.22 


Care of rooms, 


56.55 


Transportation and mileage, 


.542.60 


High school transportation, 


39.27 


Repairs, 


73.86 


Miscellaneous, 


24.91 




« 3 *>/|5 5^ 




*-\p tJ ^ 4j^.tJ •*JtJ 


Balance on hand. 


$ 1,459.96 



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ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 
SUPERVISION. 
C. L. Clay, Superintendent, $ 357.62 

W. F. Wendemuth, Committee. 25.00 

F. W. Doubleday, - 4.50 

E.A.Thayer, " 3.00 



PROMOTION OF HKALTH. 
A. H. Ellis. M. I)., medical inspection, - 5.00 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 
Mabel Rodowskv, - 50.00 



TEACHERS. 

Etta Wheeler, - 24.00 

Henrietta ML Newcomb, 10.00 

Catherine O'Connor. 1 LOO 

Evelyn M. Kingsley, 14.00 

Ella L. Vaughn, L30.00 

Ruth V. Maddock. 132 



s 390.12 



- ;>.<>o 



:,«•.<>(» 



school SUPPLIES. 

.1. L. Hammetl Co.. - l L.67 

C. L. Clay, L2.71 

Silver Burdetl & Co.. 1.80 

F.J. Currier, .so 

0. C. Fuller, 1.60 

• - 58 E 8 

TEXT BOOKS 

.!. L. Hammetl Co., - 12.60 

Little, Btoti n vV Co., 1.47 

Johnson, Blagden & C«... 2.00 

E. P. Dutton & Co.. 7.68 

Ginn & Co., 9.36 

C. L. Clay, 

- 36.44 



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Pearl M. Chapin. 
Maud A. Edson, 
Fanny G. Thayer, 
Annis E. Laplante, 



$ 190.00 
150.00 
320.00 
344.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 



City of Springfield, 
City of Boston, 
Town of New Salem, 
Town of Athol, 
Town of Hardwick, 
Town of Hadley, 



James Vennette, for wood, 

W. F. Chamberlain, 

F. D. Chamberlain, 

F. W. Doubleday, 

F. J. Currier, 

E. A. Thayer, drawing wood, 

Herbert Brown, sawing, 

George Mason, 

C. H. Smith, 

W. F. Wendemuthj sawing. 

A. H. Gross, sawing, 

Herbert Gross, housing, 

Fred M. Wendenmth, housing. 

Mildred G. Field, kindlings, 

Forde O. Miller. " 



FUEL. 



CARE OF ROOMS. 



Forde O. Miller, 
Mildred G. Field, 
Herbert J. Gross, 
Herman R. Wendenmth. 



s 100.00 

102.00 

100.00 

57.00 

50.00 

20.00 



$ 12.00 

4.00 

8.00 

13.00 

5.62 

7.50 

3.75 

1.50 

1.00 

1.05 

.30 

1.00 

1.50 

.50 

.50 



$ 15.50 
12.00 

8.50 
7.00 



$ 1,418.00 



$ 489.00 



$ 61.22 



4<» 



Clyde R. Powers, - 3.60 
Fred M. Wendemuth, 

Evelyn Kingsley, 1.05 

Florence Miller, cleaning-. 2.00 

Eva L. Wendemuth, " 4.00 



TRANSPORTATION AM) MILEAGE. 

Mrs. Lorenzo Patterson, S 217.00 

Silas Whitaker, L50.00 

J. A. Doubleday, 46.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, 13.75 

Jennie Linds, 12.00 

H. J. Whipple, 20.75 

A. II. Gross, L6.00 
(i. W. Brown, 



UK. II SCHOOL TRANSPORTATK N 
.1. A. Doubleday, to Boston, 1.52 

M. V. Brown, to Athol, L2.16 

F. ('. Taylor, to Hadley, '.».<><» 

(;. W. Snow, to Springfield, 



REPAIRS. 

C. D. Haskell & Co., hardware and curtains, 5 '. 

f W. II. Walker. Lumber, 13.23 
F. 1 1. Vaughn, shingles, 

F. P. Hall. 2.50 

A. E. Laplante, paper and papering, 3.10 

M. N. Doubleday, curtains, 1 .50 
F. ,1. Currier, glass, 

('.('. Fulli r. glass, nails, hinges etc.. 1.31 

A. L. Powers, labor and material. L.25 

E.A.Thayer, - " 11.00 
\V. F. ^\ einlenuitli. Labor ami material. 



- 5( 



5 1 '- 



- 3 






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MISCELLANEOUS. 

(). L. Haven, printing, s 4.70 

C. L. Clay, incidentals, 11.41 

W. F. Wendemnth. incidentals and census, 8.80 

s 24.91 



Total expense for support of schools, $ 3,245.55 

DUE FROM STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS. 
For reinbursement of Superintendent's salary, 
high school tuition and tuition of state wards. ( about ) $ 685.00 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH. Chairman. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
W. F. Wendemuth, chairman. Term expires, 1914 

E. A. Thayer, Term expires, 1915 

F. W. Donbleday, secretary Term expires, 1916 
Prescott, Feh. 14, 1914. 



Report of the Superintendent 
of Schools. 

To the School Committee and ( > .7 .- 

I herewith present my fourth annual report for the fis 
year ending Februar) 7. i ( H4. the same being also the twelfth 
in theseries of superintendents' reports for the I* Supervi- 
sory School District 

Some St ttist 

Population, census 1910, 

School Census, September 1. 1913. 
Children between 3 and 15 years [prls 40, total 73 

7 and 14 21 49 

Illiterate minors. 1 1 

Number of school hous 
occupied. 
of different teachers during the year, 4 

Eye and Ear T< 
Number of pupils attending, 

found defective in sight, 4 

hearing, 

of parents notified, 1 



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Numbers by Grades January 1st. 



School 


I 


II 


Ill 


IV 


V 


VI 


VII 


VIII 


IX 


No. 1 




3 




2 


1 




4 




2 


No. 2 


1 




2 


2 


3 


2 


5 


1 


1 


No. 3 


1 




2 


2 




8 


2 


1 




No. 5 


3 




1 


3 






4 




3 


Totals 


5 




5 


9 


4 


10 


1 1 


2 


6 



Boys 27, girls 33, total 60. 

For the School Year ending June- 30, 1913. 

Total enrollment, 64 

Number under 5 years of age, 

over 1 5 3 

between 7 and 14 years of age, 53 

Average membership, 57 

attendance, 5Z 

Per cent of attendance, 91 

Number completing grammar school course : 

Bows 0, girls 1, total 1 

Number entering first year of high school, 1 

of visits of school committee, 9 

by the superintendent, 104 

others, 116 

Aggregate months and days the schools have kept, 

35 mos. 15 dvs. 



Average number, 



8 



19 



Name 
Gladys Brown 
L,eola C. Whitaker 
Vera Brown 
Martha Doubleday 
Ruth Doubleday 
Martha Snow 
Alice M. Shaw 
Lillial L,. Bowen 



Pupils Attending" High Schools. 
Grade 
Graduated 



XII 



XI 
X 



Place 
Athol 

New Salem 

Athol 

Boston 

Springfield 
Hardwick 

New Salem 



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AN OLD STORY. 

The same teachers remained during the winter term with 
one exception as when the last report was made. The excep- 
tion was at number 3; the school life of the teacher " was made 
miserable" and she resigned; Miss Ruth V. Maddock, who 
has "made good" in another difficult school of the district 
was engaged for the position and taught quite acceptably; she 
could not be persuaded to return. 

School number 1, received Mrs. Thayer as its instructor 
in March and has been fortunate in retaining her since; the 
teacher's intense earnestness makes the school a constant real- 
ity. 

Number 2 has been equally fortunate in keeping Mrs. 
Laplante; in its personnel* this school, the largest in town, is 
almost a pure " State Institution. 

Number 3 opened in the tall with a well trained and prom- 
ising teacher but without experience; having acquired a good 
deal of experience in a short time she resigned .it the Christ- 
mas recess, not having an altogether happy stay with us. 

It seems almost incredible that "no, not one good tea- 
cher" should be among the many the present superintendent 
has been instrumental in securing for this school. Had a simi- 
lar result been connected with any other of the schools of the 
district, he might well think it was from a general lack of 
good judgment <^\ his part in selecting the teachers; at any 
rate, his anxiety resulting from possible failures in all the 
other schools of the district combined has not been greater 
than that of this one school, and one of the results coining to 
him, he was told, " is a good bunch of enemies". The trouble 
however, has not been entirely with the teachers, nor is it with 
the school itself. 

Acting upon good "advice" I set out to find the perfect 
teacher" for our "next" , she must not be "hity-tity"; must 
buck fashion and " wear long dresses " . must never have seen 
"a normal school"; must not share " in the games of the child- 



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ren"; should have " a proper chin"; must be past " the giddy 
age"- from 30 to 40; ought to -know intuitively any physical 
defects of the pupils; must have the piercing eye and severe fa- 
cial expression that will squelch even an incipient thought of 
disorder; &c; &c. 

Calling two other superintendents, representive of a normal 
school, and two agencies to my assistance, I got "in touch" 
with 16 different teachers; after answering such questions as 
" How far is the school from the railroad station?" 'Can I 
get home ( to Worcester ) every Friday night?" Do the elec- 
tric 's pass the school?" &c, most of the 16 were no longer 
"interested". My fast vanishing hope revived in an " inter- 
view' ' with Miss O'Connor who seemed to possess several of the 
requisite conditions, and was willing " to go into the country"; 
she was engaged and apparently nearly every one is happy. 
Miss O'Connor was heard casually to remark, ' While I stay, 
I propose to be mistress of my school." 

Number 5 offered no inducement to Miss Vaughn to con- 
tinue another year, and Miss Chapin of Springfield, has been 
in charge, doing good work with all of her pupils interested. 

MUSIC AND DRAWING. 
Upon my earnest solicitation, Miss Rodowsky was engag- 
ed to supervise the subjects of music in all of the schools and 
of drawing in two of them; she gives a day once in every two 
weeks. The interest manifested by all of the children in these 
exercises shows "a thirst for knowledge" in the subjects that? 
I wish every patron of the schools might witness for once at 
least. 

INTRODUCTIONS. 
'Minimum Essentials" are sheets of number exercises 
like "The tables of Division" for instance, or questions on 
letter-writing, or a set of questions on grammar, &c, all serving 
to give "drill" and save time; pre- American history for the 
6th grade is designed to give the youngsters the idea that there 
was something going on in the world worth knowing about be- 



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fore "1492". With a music teacher the children had to have 
music books of course. 

MODEL TEACHING EXERCISES 

January 7 and 8, Miss Hanna P. Waterman, supervisor of 
the Correspondence Courses at North Adams normal scb 
spent in the district, giving half a day to each town: our teach- 
ers gathered at number 2, listened to Miss Waterman as she 
exemplified such teaching exei - sas weredesired; it is hardly 
necessary to say that th< ry interesting 

and instructive. 

AN< >THER [NSTANC1 

A bo) is haled into court i isdenu i he has 

been unmangeable; the father suggests that what the box- needs 
most is a good thrashing; \\\< ] . without d< 

an Old fashioned lickin' [ministered; the judge, w 

could stud the- boy t<» .in institllti 

bation. Immediately a hull The entin hbor 

hood shudders. This <«. all in with latr i 

teaching .. We learn if the bo It 

is his heritage perhaps of tw< ' In any 

* ase the boy should never be punished. And if an old-fashion 

ed judge dares to see otherwise ill him. But - 

tain a sneaking gratitude to judges lil lliam 1 and to 

the occasional parents > their visi< 

children unobscured by all the sentii tj that is afloat in 

the woi Id . Fi om a r< cc nt editoi ial in I Id. 

A SELECTK IN 
Education constitutes the most important institution in the 
national economics. The public schools areth rtant 

ncies i^>\ education, because nine-tenths of these who 
any education at all, attend them. 

Governors, legislatures boards of education and school 
buildings do not teach. The} an means to the existence o( 
the school. It .ill depends upon the teacher; the teachei m 
the school; the teachei creates the school in his own ima.ee: he 



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makes the school according to his own character. The teacher 
is, in fact, the school, and the most important function of gov- 
ernment is to place in the school, teachers of the highest moral 
character. If pure democracy must succeed in this great land, 
the school teachers must hold the highest ideals of citizenship. 
— U. S. Commissioner of Education. 

THREE LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS OF 1913. 

1. A town not required to maintain a high school 'shall, 
thru its school committee, when necessary, provide for the 

transportation of any child who resides in said town and who, 
with the previous approval of the school committee of the town, 
attends the high school of any other town or city, and shall 
pay for the expense of such transportation a sum not exceeding 
one dollar and fiftj cents per week during the time of the ac- 
tual attendance of such child in the high school. * * * * A 
town which expended for the support of its public schools for 
the preceding year from the proceeds of local taxation, an a- 
mount not less than four and less than five dollars per thous- 
and dollars of valuation, shall receive from the treasury of the 
commonwealth one half of the amount actually expended for 
transportation under this act. " Chap. 396. 

This year Prescott comes under the above stipulation as to 
repayment. 

2. A new law relating to the employment of women and 
children. Between 14 and 16 years cf age, twenty-one kinds 
of employment are forbidden ; must attend school regularly 
unless they hold employment certificates and work 6 hours per 
day regularly, or have the written permission of the superin- 
tendant of schools to engage in profitable employment at home; 
or unless otherwise receiving instruction in a manner approved 
in advance by the superintendent of schools or the school com- 
mittee. 

Boys 16 to 18 and girls 16 to 21 may not work more than 
10 hours in any one day and 54 hours in any one week ; chil- 
dren under 21 must not be employed in, about or in connec- 



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tion with saloons or bars or sent to immoral resorts. 

Educational certificates must show completion of fourth 
grade work in reading, writing and spelling completed, other- 
wise employment is illegal, &c. Chap. 779. 

3. The Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System is an 
arrangement for paying annuities and pensions to teachers. As 
far as teachers are concerned, it goes into effect July 1, 1914. 
The cost of membership is five per cent of a teacher's salary. 
A teacher may retire at the age of 60 and must retire at the 
age of 70. Upon order of the school committee, the town or 
city treasurer is to deduct the assessment from the teacher's sal- 
ary ; these deductions he will forward once a month to the sec- 
retary of the Retirement Board. Chap. 832. 

With a Bow. 
With a grateful sense of cooperation on the part of all who 
have been my associates in the conduct of the schools, and 
never forgetting that I am your servant, this report is 

Respectfully submitted , 

CHARLES L. CLAY, 

Superintendent of Schools. 
North Dana, Feb. 17, 1914. 

List of Teachers. 

School Name Preparation Wages 

No. 1 Mrs. Fanny G. Thayer Belvedere Seminary $40.00 

No. 2 Mrs. Annis K. Laplante New Salem Academy 40. 00 

No. 3 Ruth V. Maddock * Salem Normal 40.00 

Maud A. Edson + North Adams Normal 40.00 

Catherine O'Connor Taunton High School 44.00 

* Spring term 
t To Jan. 1 

Special Teacher since Sept. 1 
Mabel Rodowskv N. K. Conservatory 5.00 



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ROLL OF HONOR. 

Figures denote number of terms neither absent, tardy, nor 
dismissed, for the year ending June 30, 1913. 



No. 1 



Bertha Foster, 2 
Doris Foster, 1 
Ernest Foster, 1 

Lillian L. Bowen, 1 
Bertha G. Farquar, 1 
Herbert Gross, 1 
Leonard Kelley, 1 
Mattie L. Streeter, 2 
Ralph Torre y, 2 

Sarah Doubleday, 2 
Herbert Gross, 2 
Ruth Lincoln, 2 
Eva Wolff, 2 
Milton Patterson, 1 
Ralph Powers, 1 



No. 2. 



No. 5 



Fannie Shaw, 1 
Proctor Shaw, 1 
Bertha Blinn, 1 

Helen Kelley, 2 
Dorothy Merriman, 1 
Hattie J. Snow, 1 
Annie Spjut, 1 
Edith Torrey, 3 
Bertha Torrey, 2 

Emma Currier, 1 
Flora Doube, 1 
Rubie Lincoln, 1 
Beulah Patterson, 1 
Clyde Powers, 1 



GRADUATES FROM GRAMMAR COURSE. 

Without any formal exercises, diplomas have been award- 
ed to the following : 

Lillian Louisa Bowen Bertha M. Blinn 

Bessie Emeline Chamberlain Julia Alice Wendemuth 



SCHOOL CALENDAR, W4--J5. 



1914. 



March 6, winter term closes, — 12 weeks. 

23, spring term begins. 
April 19 and May 30, holidays. 
June 12, spring term closes, — 12 weeks. 



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September 1, fall term begins. 

October 12, holiday. 

November 29, fall term closes, — 12 weeks. 

30, winter term begins. 
December 18, Christmas recess. 

1915. 
January 4, winter term continues. 
February 22, holiday. 
March 5, winter term closes — 12 weeks. 
22, spring term begins. 



Library Trustees' Report. 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the fol- 
lowing" report : 

At the annual town meeting: last March it was thought 
that the Library might be moved from its present quarters in 
the town hall to a room which the Grange proposed to furnish 
for it in Grange hall and an appropriation was made for that 
purpose. The movement was abandoned however a little later, 
and our chief need continues to be a building in which to pro- 
perly house our library. Would that some public spirited citi- 
zen, or former citizen, would help us by a generous gift to a 
realization of this. 

The Free Library Commission has recently sent us some 50 
books to aid in establishing what are known as ' ' School Depos- 
its " and these will at once be put into operation. 

An Audubon traveling library, loaned us by the Women's 
Education Association, has been at the 'Hill' branch and 
now goes to Greenwich. Another of these traveling libraries 
of a more general character has been with us for a time. Our 
thanks are due this association for their generous interest in 
our library. 

A list of the new books catalogued this year ( catalogue 
supplement No. 20) will be found printed herewith. 

Miss Mildred G. Field has been in charge of the main li- 
brary for the past year and has loaned 302 books. Howard I. 
Shaw and Mrs. Alida Pierce in charge of the Grange branch 



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have loaned 330 volumes. Miss Helen Taylor at the Hill has 
loaned 515, and Mrs. Brown at the East branch, 180. Alto- 
gether 1327 volumes have been loaned during the year. 

We desire to express our thanks to all who have aided us 
in any way. 

The trustee whose term expires this year is W. F. Wende- 
muth. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Receipts. 

Balance from last year, 5 32.68 

Town appropriation , 25.00 

Dog fund, 60.44 

5 118.12 

Expenditures. 

Librarian's salary, % 10.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, services *N: expenses, 7.10 

$ 17.10 



Balance on hand. $ 101.02 

For the trustees, 

\\\ F. WENDEMUTH, 

Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 14, 1914. 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free Public 

Library. 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 20. 




Author Title 


Number 


Alger. Charlie Codman's Cruise 


2421 


Alger. Chester Rand 


2422 


Alger Driven From Home 


2428 


Alger. Jerry the Backwoods Boy 


2424 


Allen. The Mettle of the Pasture 


2425 


Altemus. Animal Stories for Little Folks 


2426 


Bacheller. The Handmade Gentleman 


2427 


Bacheller. The Master 


2428 


Barbour. Behind the Line 


2429 


Barbour. Forward Pass 


2430 


Barbour. For the Honor of the School 


2431 


Barbour. The Halfback 


2432 


Barbour. The Spirit of the School 


2433 


Barr. A Rock in the Baltic 


2434 


Beach. Going Some 


2435 


Beach. Pardners 


2436 


Beach. The Silver Horde 


2437 


Brady. For the Freedom of the Sea 


2438 


Brady. The Southerners 


2439 


Bunyan. Pilgrims Progress 


2440 



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Burnett. Kathleen's Love Story -441 

Burnett. The Shuttle 2442 

Butler. Mike Flannery On Duty and Off '-'4 

Butler. Pigs is Pigs 2444 

Cable. Kincaid's Battery 2445 

Calhoun. Miss Minerva and William Green Hill 2446 

Carey. The Angel of Forgiveness - 44 7 

Castleman. The Boy Trapper 24 I s 

Castleman. Prank the Young Naturalist 2449 

Castleman. Frank in the Woods 2450 

Castleman. Prank on the Plains 2451 

Castleman. Frank at Don Carlos 1 Ranch 2452 

Castleman. Frank in the Mountain- 2453 

Castleman. Prank Among the Rancheros 2454 

Castleman. Prank on a Gunboat 2455 

Chambers. The Danger Mark 2456 
( ihambers. The Pighting ( lhance 
Chambers. The Firing Line 

Clay. Another Woman's Lover 2459 

Clay. Dora Thorne 2460 

(Mav. The Earl's Atonement 2461 
Clay. A Golden Heart "'>- 

Clay. A Little Rebel 2463 

Clay. Lord Lynn's Choir,. 2464 

Clay. Thorns and Orange Blossoms -l 1 
Cobb. ( runmaker of Moscow 

( Jonnor. ( lorporal ( lameron - I 

Connor. The Doctor 24( v 

Connor. The Foreigner 2469 

Cooke. Robert E. Lee 2470 

( looke. Stonewall Jackson 

Crawford. The Diva's Ruby 24 

Stradella 2473 

The White Sistei 2474 

Curwood. The Honor of the Big Snows 24*6 



:>r> 



Day. King Spruce 2470 

The Ramrodders 2477 

Deland. The Awakening of Helena Richie 2478 

DeMorgan. Joseph Vance 2479 

Dixon. The Leopard's Spots 2480 

Duchess. A Born Coquette 2481 

Eggleston. The Circuit Rider 2482 

Finley. Elsie Dinsmore 2483 

An Old Fashioned Hoy 2484 

Fleming-. Estella's Hnsl.and 2485 

Heiress of Glendower 2480 

Fox. Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come 2487 

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 2488 

Garvice. Elaine 2489 

For Her Only 2490 

Her Heart's Desire 2491 

His Guardian Angel 2492 

Leslie's Loyalty 2493 

Love's Dilemma 2494 

Only a Girl's Lover 2495 

Geikie. Life of Christ 2496 

Green. The Forsaken Inn 2497 

The House of the Whispering- Pines 2498 

Haggard. Jess 2499 

She 2500 

Harriss. Bertha's Summer Boarders 2501 

Henty. Golden Cannon 2502 

Hichens. The Garden of Allah 2503 

Holmes. The Abandoned Farm 2504 

Bessie's Fortunes 2505 

Daisy Thornton 2506 

Edna Browning 2507 

Gretchen 2508 

Madeline 2509 

u Marguerite 2510 



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Holmes. Paul Ralston 2511 

" Queenie Hetherton 2512 

" Rena's Experiment 2513 

" Rosamond 2514 

" West Lawn 2515 

Holmes. M. E. Woman Against Woman 2516 

Hough. 54-40 or Fight 2 5 1 7 

Johnson. Young Peoples' Natural History 2518 

Johnston. The Little Colonel's Stories 2519 

•• House Party 2520 

•• Holidays 2521 

Klein and Hornblow. The Gamblers 2522 

« " John Marsh's .Millions 2523 

Lillibridge. Ben Blair 2524 

Lincoln. Cape Co<l Stories 2525 

The Depot Master 2526 

Keziah Coffin 2527 

London. Martin Eden 2529 

Macgrath. Anns and the Woman 2529 

The Best Man 2530 

The Lure of the Mask 2531 

A Splendid Hazard 2532 

Major. A Gentle Knight of Old Brandenburg 2533 

McClure. Lincoln's Yarns and Stories 

McCutcheon. The Alternative 2535 

Cowardice Court 2536 

The Daughter of Anderson Crow 

Jane Cable 2538 

The Man from Brodneys 2539 

Nedra 2540 

Truxton King 2541 

Miller. Saul of Tarsus , - > :>4 , _' 

Morgan. Abraham Lincoln. Boy and Man 2543 

Naylor. The Kentuckian 2544 

Oppenhiem. Anna the Adventuress 2545 



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Page. John Marvel, Assistant 2546 

Parrish. Bob Hampton of Placer 2547 

Parker. The Lane that had No Turning 2548 

Pidgin. Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer 2549 

Rives. Satan Sanderson 2550 

Reed. Lavender and Old Lace 2551 

The Master's Violin 2552 

Reid. Lone Ranch 2553 

Roe. A Brave Little Quakeress 2554 

Found Yet Lost 2555 

The Hornet's Nest 2556 

u An Unexpected Result 2557 

A Young Girl's Wooing 2558 

Sangster. Janet Ward 2559 

Sheldon. Katherine's Sheaves 2560 

Smith. The Fortunes of Oliver Horn 2561 

Peter 2562 

Southworth. A Beautiful Fiend 2563 

Bridal Eve 2564 

Capitola's Peril 2565 

Curse of Clifton 2566 

Fair Play 2567 

The Missing Bride 2568 

Spearman. The Daughter of a Magnate 2569 

u Doctor Bryson 2570 

Stewart. Uncle Josh Weatherby's Stories 2571 

Stratton- Porter. A Girl of the Limberlost 2572 

Tarkington. The Conquest of Caanan 2573 

Thurston. The Gambler 2574 

" The Masquerader 2575 

Whitcomb. Nim's Second Mass Battery 2576 

White, W. A. A Certain Rich Man 2577 

S. E. Conjuror's House 2578 

" The Riverman 2579 

Wiggin. New Chronicles of Rebecca 2580 

The Old Peabody Pew 2581 



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Wiggin. Penelope's Progress 2582 

Wister. Red Men and White 25&3 

Wright. The Calling of Dan Matthews 2584 

The Shepherd of the Hills 2585 

Their Yesterdays 258 

" The Winning of Barbara Worth 2587 

Alcott. The Louisa Alcotl Reader 2588 

Andrews. Ten Boys 25$ 

At water. Stories from the Po tfi 2590 

Baldwin. An American Bock of Golden Deeds 2591 
Bartlett. Animals at Home 

Beebe. Four American Naval Heroes 2593 

Bergen. Glimpses of the riant World 2594 

Blaisdell. Polly and Dolly 2595 

Brooks. Stories of the Red Children 2596 
Bryce. The Robert Louis Stevenson Readei 

Cildeeott. The Picture Book 

Cox. The Pahner Cox Brownie PrimeT '_'.''. ,, . , 

I)a\i>. Animals, Wild and Tam 2600 
Dutton. In Field and Pasture 

Eggleston. Stories of Great Americans 2602 
Foulke. Braided Straws 
Gibson. In the ( rolden I 
Greene. King Arthur and His Court 
Grover. The Overall Bo 

Hale. Little Flower People 2607 
Harland. When Grandmama Was N< \\ 

Harris and Cooley. The Eugene Field Reader 2609 

Harris and Gilbert. Poems for Primary Grades 2610 

Grammar ( rrades 26 1 1 

Holbrook. The Book of Nature Myths 2612 

Holder. Stories of Animal Life 2613 

Humphreys. When I Was a Little Girl 2614 

[ngelow. Three Fairy Tales 2615 

Kelly. Short Stories of Our Shj Neighbors 2616 

Kingsley. Four American Explorers -"1 i 



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Lane. Stories for Children 2618 

Lillie. Jo's Opportunity 2619 

Mclntyre. The Cave Boys 2620 

Meadowcroft. The A B C of Electricity 2621 

Menefee. Child Stories from the Masters 2622 

Mailer. Little People of Japan 2623 

Otis. How Tommy Saved the Barn 2624 

»Ouida!\ A Dog of Flanders 2625 

The Nurnburg Stove 2626 

Pearson. Records of Mass. Militia 1812-14 2627 

Perry. Three Little Daughters of the Revolution 2628 

Poulsson. Child Stories and Rhymes 2629 

Pratt-C had wiek. Little People's Sound Primer 2680 

The Three Bears 2631 

Three Little Kittens 2632 

Pyle. Adventures of Robin Hood 2633 

Smith. Arabella and Arminta Stories 2634 

Eskimo Stories 2635 

Schwartz. Five Little Strangers 2636 

Tappan. American Hero Stories 2637 

Wade. Our Little Eskimo Cousin 2638 

Wood. The Children's First Story Book 2639 

Wright. Stories of American History 2640 

Our Holidays Retold from St. Nicholas 2641 

Stories of Brave Dogs Retold from St. Nicholas 2642 

Revolutionary Stories " * k 2643 



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Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Report; 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1914- 1915 



BELCHERTO WN,' M ASS. 
Press of Lewis H. "B£Jlckmer 



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Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



cial Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1914- 1915 



BELCHERTOWN, MaSS, 
Press 0*-; ;Lk3vis H. Blackmer 
1915 






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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1914 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 4000 $ 69.62 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 40, cow 15, 7 fowls 4, all other ratable estate 10 3.06 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 18.83 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100. home place 78a 
700 (widows exemption 500) 13.77 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

3 horses 400, 17 cows 680, 2 two year olds 70, 2 oxen 
200, 6 yearlings 90, 2 swine 20, 20 fowls 12, all other 
ratable estate 50, house 325, 2 barns 475, wind mill 
50, corn barn 25, home place 175a 2125 76.55 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 4.21 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

horse 125, house 100, barn 25, home place 4a 75, 
Vaughn lot la 15 7.20 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1.53 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt) 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Ti 



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B 

1 Barnes, Allie L. 

horse 150, all other ratable estate 5. Woods lot 10a 

125 6.29 

1 Berry, Charles W. 

3 horses 400, 8 cows 400. 3 two year olds 125. 1 
yearling 25, all other ratable estate 300. house 200. 

2 barns 350. shed 25, garage 25. home place 102a 825 42.93 

Berry, Annie L. 

all other ratable estate 20, house 200, bam 200, shed 
50, eider mill 50, borne place 90a 1000, Egypt lot 10a 
10 41 

1 Blake, George G. 

bouse 250. barn 50, borne place 50a 25(1 1(1.42 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 

all other ratable estate 300 6.59 

1 Brown. Merl B. 2.00 

Biown. L. Flora 

horse 125, 2 cows 70. yearling 15. house 300, barn 
150, Powers bain 100. home place 52a 200, Powers 
place 170a 500. Stone lot L8a 125. Little lot 50a L50, 

Gibbs lot 2.\a 10. Gray lot 30a 800 8.94 

1 Brown. Arthur L. 

7 cows 210. 2 yearlings50 5.98 

Brown. Lilly S. F. 

bouse 250. barn 175. shed25, home place 70a 300 11.48 

2 Brown. George W. 4.<><i 
Burroughs, Lura C. 

all other ratable estate 15. house 425, barn 1C0, hors< 
barn 50. 2 sheds 100. home place 43a 100 L6.68 

1 Baker, Theodore F. 

horse 50. 3 eows 110, yearling 15, 15 fowls 8 L80 

Baker, Theodore F. and Lillie E 

house 250. 2 barns 75. home place 15a 475 12.21 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Boutin, Lucy P. 

house 300, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, home 

place 20a 200 11.09 

1 Beecher, John 2.00 

1 Blinn, Bert C. 

horse 25 2.38 

1 Blinn, Homer B. 

horse 50, 2 cows 60 '3.08 

c 

1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 54a 150 7.74 

1 Carlson, John 

horse 150, 100 fowls 75, all other ratable estate 15. 
house 250, barn 150, 2 hen houses 75, home place <Sa 
125, King lot 12a 50 15.02 

Chapin, Luther D. (exempt) 
1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 300, 11 cows 385, two year old 50, 4 swine 

00, all other ratable estate 20 14.47 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, shed 25, small barn 75, home 
place 78a 1100 30.60 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 300, cow 40, all other ratable estate 25, 
house 250, barn 100, cow shed 75, home place 80a 
500 21.73 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. (heirs or devisees) 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 1700, 

Webber lot 0a 50 44.37 

Coit, Martha H. Admr. 

10 cows 400, two year old 20, 5 yearlings 75, 10 fowls 

5, all other ratable estate 25 8.03 

Clark, Minnie 

2 horses 100, all other ratable estate 100 3.06 



6 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION 



1 Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 10 2.92 

1 Cole, David L. 

2 horses 100, 2 cows 70. 10 fowls 6, all other ratable 

estate 10, house 150, barn 77>. home place 27a 400 14.40 

2 Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 7)0. cow 30, all other 
ratable estate 30, house and store 750, barn 17)0. shop 
75, hen house 27). home place la 25, Haskins and 
Johnson lot la 25. Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 
100, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70. Baker and Darby lot 3a 
75 42.87 

Crossctt. Harriet I. 

house and store 7oo. barn loo. land 5000ft 10 12.39 

Congregational Church Society 

house 7)00. ham 2oo. home place 1 la 300 15.30 

1 Canon, Bert rani C. 

horse 150, all other ratable estate 75 7>.44 

Clark, Jay dr. and Helen M. (lark 

house 100. barn 50, home place 5a 75 .'v44 

1 Clark. Jay Jr. 

all other ratable estate L564 25.93 



D 

Doubleday, John A. 

2 horses 7)0, 3 cows L05, 2 yearlings 35, 30 fowls 15, 
house 27)0. barn 200. home place 70a 400 18.17, 

Doubleday. Fred \V. 

2 horses 17»o. 6 cows 210, 5 yearlings SO. 20 fowls 10 

all other ratable estate 5, house 50, barn 300, hen 

house 27). home place 83a 1000 30 .00 

Davis. Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 400. barn 277). Holden house 100. Holden barn 

25, home place 104a 1400. Holden place 4a 50 34.43 

Dagle, William F. 2.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



F 

1 Fogg, Moses H. 

horse 125, 5 cows 185, two year old 25, 2 yearlings 35, 
all other ratable estate 10, house 100, barn 100, shed 
50, corn barn 25, home place 57a 450 18.90 

1 Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 1000, 2 horses 150, cow 35, all other 
ratable estate 25, house 175, barn 175, shop 50, store 
house 50, house and store 300, home place 10a 150, 
land 2500 feet 10, out lot 4a 25 34.82 

G 

1 Gleason, Elmer 

horse 50, 170 fowls 105 4.38 

Gleason, Susan 

house 200, barn 50, home place 57a 150 6.12 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 50, 3 cows 120, two year old 35, 2 yearlings 
30, 70 fowls 40, house 200, barn 100, home place 40a 

450, wagon house 15 17.91 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

horse 50, 3 yearlings 65, 40 fowls 20, all other ratable 

estate 5 4.14 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, cow 25, yearling 20, all other ratable estate 

15, house 200, barn 50, home place 40a 450 14.78 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

3 horses 275, 4 cows 140, 2 yearlings 30, 2 swine 30, 
15 fowls 8, all other ratable estate 65, house 200, barn 

200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 1000 32.57 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 165, 10 cows 420, yearling 15, 27 fowls 14, 
all other ratable estate 25, house 225, barn 175, shed 
25, home place 75a 800 30.52 

Grange, Golden Rule 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land la 50 7.65 



« 



Polls XAMK AXD VALUATION Tax 

H 

Haskins, Hannah 

house 50, barn 50, home place 7a 50 (widows exemp- 
tion ) Ex. ch. 9 
Haskins. Criton G. ( heirs or devisees I 
Ex. ch. 9 s 83.00 

house 150, barn 50, home place L'a 50 2.56 

1 Haskins, Jesse L. 2.00 

1 Hamilton. John L. 2.00 

1 Hamilton. Frank W. 2.00 

1 Hannnm, Austin P. 

3 horses 400. 10 cow- 400, two year old 50, ;ill other 
ratable estate 65 16.00 

1 Hannnm. Charles K. 2.00 

Hannnm, A. P. and ( '. E. 

Bern land 6a 200 3.06 

Hannnm, Park ( heirs or devisees) 

houses 100. barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 50, 
home place 62a L000 22.19 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 5.06 

Harrington, Joseph M. | heirs or devisees) 

Oakes place 80a 5000 76.50 

1 Haskins. Charles K. 2.00 

I Haskins. Harry F. 

."> horses 350, all other ratable estate 25 7 . • 4 

J 

1 Jones. William H. 2.00 

1 Johnson, William H. 

2 horses 100. 5 cows 1 70. 125 fowls 90, all other 

ratable estate 15. house 350, barn 300, home place 

51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 39.11 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

2 horses 150, cows ISO. 2 two year olds 60. house 



( .» 



Polls NAME AM) VALUATION lax 



T. 



275, bain 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 74a 

800 47.37 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

horse 40, 7 cows 245, yearling 20, house 150, barn 
100, Potter house 50, honieplace 77a 885, Potter land 
>a 5, land (old place) 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 100 27.94 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

all other ratable estate 30, Bartlett lot 25a 700 13.17 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

old place 123a 3000 45.90 

Johnson, Margaret (heirs or devisees) 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 8.42 

K 

1 Kelly, Eugene G. 

4 horses 300, 13 COWS 390, 6 two year olds 120, 2 
yearlings 25, 4 swine 35, other ratable estate 200. 
house 700, barn 400, shed 50, store house 75, car- 
riage house 100, home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 140 63.73 
1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 2.00 

1 Kelley, Louis S. 2.00 

Kezar, Sophronia 

Ex. ch. 9, land 3a 25 

L 

1 Laplant, Everett E. 

3 horses 200, 2 cows 60, yearling 12, other ratable 

estate 50 6.93 

1 Lawless, John H. 

Portable house 25 2.38 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 horses 35, cow 25, two year old 20, yearling 12, 

other ratable estate 10, Bishop lot 44a 200 6.62 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 300 8.80 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 125, house 250, barn 400, home place 1.60a 800 26.10 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

M 

1 Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 200. machinery 700. horse 35, cow 25, 
other ratable estate 300. house 000. barn 100, office 
50, mill 2000. boiler house 100, laud 32a 125 66.80 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 40, 2 cows 70. yearling 15, 34 fowls 20, other 
ratable estate 500, house 100. new house 400, barn 
100, lien house 300, home place 27a 350, Abbott laud 
8a 120, Egypt laud 10a 150 35.13 

1 Miller, William (). 

eow 30 2.46 

N 

1 Norton, Charles P. 2.00 

Norton. Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn L50, home place 10a 300, pasture let 

9a 50 13.0J 

P 

1 Paige, John ( '. 

3 horses 225, 5 cows L50, house 350, barn 200, home 

place 101a 1500 39.11 

1 Paige, Charles W. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Daniel T. 

house 200. Freeman house 25, Capin house 50, Chapin 
barn 25, home place 80a 875, Freeman place 4a 20 
Chapin place la 25 20.61 

1 Tierce. Carl M. 

150 fowls 80 3.22 

1 Pettingill, Frank 

2 horses 50, cow 30, 3 yearlings 65, swine 20, oth< i 

ratable estate 60 1-1 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 200. barn 500. hen house 40. corn barn 25, new 

shed 50, home place 80a 500 20.12 



11 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Pierce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 225, 4 cows 140, yearling 15, other ratable 
estate 50, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home place 

74a 500 22.135 

1 Pierce, Leroy M. 

other ratable estate 100 3.53 

1 Patterson, Lorenzo 

2 horses 75, 2 cows 75, yearlings 20, 120 fowls 75. 
other ratable estate 20, house 250, barn 100, hen 
house 50, home place 25a 250 16.00 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 400, horse 150, cow 40, other ratable 
estate 20, house 350, barn 125, Gilbert house 300, 
home place \a 25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce lot 28a 
600, Berry lot 12a 75. Titus lot 5a 50 35.05 

1 Pierce, Harrison D. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Harold F. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Clarence D. 2.00 

1 Powers, Clarence L. 2.00 

1 Powers, Adelbert 

12 fowls 0, Whitaker lot 30a 125 4.00 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 25. house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 
25a 300 9.56 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) and W. M. Tourtellott 

Caswell place 150a 450 6.89 

1 Powers, Miner E. 

2 horses 200, 3 cows 105, two year old 25, 500 fowls 

375, other ratable estate 350 18.14 

Potter, Carrie A. Ex. ch. 9. 
house 50, home place 10a 50 

R 

2 Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 375, 11 cows 440, 7 two year olds 150, 7 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

yearlings 105, 2 swine 4-0. other ratable estate 50, 

house 550, barn 350, shed 25. home place 115a 2250 7". 

1 Reed. Harry A. 

horse 75. other ratable estate 30, Sykeslot 2.1a 50 4.38 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50 .77 

1 Ryder, Frank L. 2.00 

Ryder, Adaline M. 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 45, yearling 25, 45 fowls '_'•">. 

other ratable estate 30, house 350, barn LOO, home 

place 60a 1000 26.37 

Reinecke, Zudie H. Non-resident, Worcester. 

house 100, home place la 25 6.50 

s 

Shaw, Joseph N. | heirs or devisees | Ex. ch. 1 1 

2 houses •"><•>. barn loo. horse barn r5, shop 75. home 
place 70a 3000 (widows, soldiers exemption 100< 10.16 

Shaw, Lillie and I lait ie 

horse L25, ciiw 25, other ratable estate 15 52 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 200, 3 cow-- . n. ."> yearlings 15, other ratable 

estate 475, house 250, barn 150, Bhed 50, shop - 

Pierce house 225, Pierce barn 50, home plac< 

550, Pierce land L8a 200, Fish lol 10a 100 38.57 

1 Shaw. Willis K. 2.00 

1 Shaw. 1 [enry ( '. 

stock in trade 100, 2 horses L15, wrw 25, other ratable 
estate 275, house 200, barn LOO, cider mill 25, shop 
50, home place 21a 160, Aldrich place 28a 500 

1 Smith, Justin 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 280, o yearlings loo. 5 swine 50, 
other ratable estate 360, house 300, ham LOO, shop L0, 
shed 25, garage 25, home place 89a L050 I s 

1 Snow, Geoi ge L. 



13 



Polls \ ami: ami VALUATION 



2 horses 50, 7 cows 280, 2 swine 25, 100 fowls 75, 
other ratable estate 10, house .'500, barn 275. horse 
barn 75, hen house 25. home place 78a 1200 37.42 

Smith, Jennie A. 

4 cows 125, house 150, barn 125, home place 07a 500 13.77 

1 Sellers, Joseph H. 2.00 

1 Stacy, John N. 

10 fowls 6 2.00 

1 Stone, Leon L. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 5 2.84 

Stone, Lucy Ex. eh. 9. 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 400. (widows 
exemption 500) 2. 08 



1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 200, 2 yearlings 40, 30 fowls 18, 
other ratable estate 410, house 225, barn 150, garage 
25, home place 89a 800, Schnider place 30a 500, 
Vaughn lot 25a 200 43.97 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old place 

43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott 20a 100 21.42 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 55 4.37 

1 Taylor, Frederick C. 

horse 25, 34 fowls 17, other ratable estate 20 2.95 

1 Tigue, Lawrence 2.00 

u 

1 Upton, George H. Ex. ch. 14 

2 Upton, Lighten A. 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 240, 3 yearlings 90, other ratable 

estate 10, house 200, shed 25, home place la 25 14.56 



14 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tg 

V 

Vaughn, Mrs. J. P. 

horse 35, cow 30, 2 yearlings 40. other ratable estate 
15, house 500. barn 125. lien house 75. home place 
80a 800 'J4. 79 

1 Vaughn, Walter S. 

horse 40, 5 fowls 3. house 150, barn 50, home place 
8a 100 7.25 

Vaughn, Mrs. Ida Ex. ch. 14 

land 36a 200. (widows' exemption) 
Vaughn, Clarinda (heirs or devisees) 

land 46a 700 10.71 

1 Venette, James 

3 horses 150, 7 cows 235, 2 two year olds 70. 2 year- 
lings 25, 3 swine 40. 20 fowls 10. other ratable estate 
20, house 200. barn 75. hen house 25, home place 65a 

1000 30.31 

1 Venette, Ezriel 2.00 

1 Venette, Jose])!. 2.00 

1 Venette, Simeon 2.00 

1 Venette. Oliver 2.00 

w 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 600, 21 cows 840. 5 two year olds 130, 5 

yearlings 75. swine 15, 28 fowls 14. other ratable 
estate 135. house 500. barn 200. silo 100, Smith house 
50, Smith barn 100. Smith shed \^. home place 04a 
900, Smith place 88a 550. Cogswell lot 00a 250. 
Fisher place 54a 500 78.10 

1 Waugh. George T. 2.00 

1 Walker. Joseph P. 

4 horses 200. 14 cows 030, 2 two year olds 70. 8 
yearlings 200. 20 fowls 10. other ratable estate 40 10.00 



lfi 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, home place 105a 1500 32.51 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

2 horses 200, 13 cows 520, yearling 15, other ratable 

estate 15, barn 50, Richards lot 90a 450 21.13 

2 Wendemuth, AVilliani F. 

2 cows 60, two year old 20, 3 yearlings 40, 55 fowls 

30, house 100, barn 100, home place 73a 400 15.48 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 75, 75 fowls 55, other ratable estate 
20, house 150, barn 100, hen house 25, shed 15, home 
place 70a 350 15.23 

1 Wolff, Frank F. 

other ratable estate 150, house 150, barn 100. shed 25. 

home place 68a 400 14.63 

1 Wolff, Walter 2.00 

Woods, Emma Ex. ch. 10 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 

1 Wardwell, B. Frank 

cow 35, house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 11.34 

1 Walker, George W. 2.00 



NON-RESIDENTS 



XA.ME AXD VALUATION- Tax 



23.72 



ATHOL 

Wood, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 500, Woods lot 25a 550, Brown and 
Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 250, derrick lot 
\ interest 60a l<i(i 

Powers. ( )iin J. 

land 150a 1700 26.01 

Fay, (). A. 

Hon 60a 1000, Ben Paige lot 120a 300, lierril Borr 
lot 45a 250, Arnot Lol L8a 75, land 8a 50, Putnam l<>t 
60, 100. Barrows let '_'7a loon. Little place 88a L500 07..41 

Diamond Match ( !o. 

stock in trade 47><><i. Darby lot 31a 150 71.15 

Woods. Edgar, Athol, and Leander T. Merrick. Worcester 
l T ])ton house 150, Upton barn 75, Upton hen house 25, 
home place 60a 250 7.65 

Woods. E. A. Athol. Lincoln Levi. Dana 

'J small houses 50, Lindsej lol 95a 125, Brush moun- 
tain 8a 50 8.03 

(dark. Naomi 

land 67a 1000 17. 

Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 L59 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, 

Sanderson lot 30a 200 6.50 

Parker, Abel 0. 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.15 

Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a '_>:». Kellej Hill lot 6a 200 7U4 

Hunter, George L. 

land 7a 75 1 .1 •> 



17 



NAME ANT) VALUATION Tax 



Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 50 .77 

Adams, Herbert D. and Edna A. 

land 33a 300 4.59 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 400 6.12 

Powers, John 

house 150. barn 100, 4 hen houses 200, grain room 

25, shed 25, Powers place 58a 500. Bridgman lot 3a 

75 10.45 

Hillside Industrial School Ex. ch. 3 

land 56a 275 
Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50 .77 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 100, Woods lot 55a 300, Berry lot 30a 

500 13.77 

WORCESTER 

Herrick, Leander F. 

Pine Hill lot 35a 3500, Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25, C. 

A. Powers lot 30a 500, John Arnot lot 12a 400, 

Charles N. Powers lot 4a 50, W. S. Upton place 59a 

400 75.35 

Esty, Charles H. and W alter S. 

Esty lot 65a 300 4.59 

Pierce, Luman P. 

land 153a 900 13.77 

Vaughn, Mrs. E. H. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a 100 4.21 

OKLOHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 300, land 10a 50 5.36 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George L. 

house 100, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 3.44 



IS 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



NORTH FIELD 

Abbott, Bert C 

house 17."), barn 75, home place 32a 500 

TH FRAMINGHAM 
Lucus, Achlie 

Caswell, lot 35a 1200 

I LNGl 

Howe, Josiah I), (heirs or devise< s) 

Newell place 118a 2000 
Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 

I Mill I 

Paige, Walter C. 

plain Land 9a 200 
Goodale, Etta L. 

land 6a 50 
Cadwell, Frunk A 

land <S;i .")(> 
Cadwell, Cowlesand Hobeii 

Garlic lot LOa 300 

Cadwell and Ward 

Clark, hind 7a LOG 
Bfacomber, Mr-, limrx 

Freeman land 1 Oa 2© 
Dickerson, Ellen 

land 18a 200 

i \ i ii i i 

Newbry, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 1 la L5<0 
Downing; Edward B. 

Hon h>i 8a 40 
W : ,rd. Lucy P. 

Hemenwav lot 30* KMi. Kutting lot 30a 100 



11.48 






30.60 



2.30 



3.06 



.77 
4.59 
L.53 

3.06 

2.30 

.c.l 
3.06 



19 



NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 50a 200, Cowan lot 30a 100 4.59 

Garlic, George H. 

bouse 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 9.95 

Horr, Ruben N. 

Pierce land 15a 700 10.71 

Horr, Caroline (heirs or devisees) 

old place 60a 2000 30.00 

Cowan, John F. 

house 400, 3 barns 350. shed 25, borne place 102a 1200 30.22 

BONDS VILLE 

Bond, R. W. 

Brigham lot 33a 500. Pierce and Ellis 32a 350 13.01 

PELHAM 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 70a 500, Abbott lot 64a 500. Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250 19.51 

Cadrett, Harold 

Shores (Hunt) lot 4a 10 .15 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 500 7.65 

Cooke, Theodore (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 100 1-53 

NEW SALEM 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 300, Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 60a 

500 14.54 

Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair land 15a 150, Shaw lot 18a 150 4.59 

Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 1.53 

Stacy, Joseph ( heirs or devisees ) 

Bigelow lot 26a 400 6.12 



20 



NAME AXD VALUATION Tax 



Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 75 1.15 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cummins lot 25a 300 4.59 

Waterhouse, Jessie C. Ex. ch. 9 

horse 40, cow 80. 2 barns 275. home place 65a 500 

(exempt 250) 9.10 

Vinica, Elisha 

land 25a 700 10.71 

Orcutt, William F. 

land JalOO 1.53 

Horr, El bridge F. 

house 100, home place 50a 200, Mitchell Lot 7a 25 
Bruffee, Flora E. 

Hunt lot 88a 125 
Sears, Arthur C. 

barn 75, Pierce place 45a 300, Henry lot 25a 75 6.89 

3HUTE8BUR? 

Cornwell, Charles I i 

Pierce meadow 18a 1.50 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, liou.se 150, barn 25, Potter place la 
15, Ames place 14a 200, J.A. Pierce lot 20a 150, 
Flint and Gillett lot 65a 135 15.30 

Ilenienuay. William II. ( heirs or devisees I 

School lot 25a 6000 91.80 

Fitts. Ruins 

land 15a 100 1.53 

PETEBSHAM 
Cooke, Mrs. H. D. 

Nutting lot 25 : , 250 

KORTH h.vn \ 
Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 B.42 



21 



NAME AND VALUATION 


Tax 


Tyler, E. P. 




land 54a 200, Humes lot 27a 270 


7.19 


Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 




land 60a 100 


1.53 


Recor, Joseph 




land 45a 125 


1.91 


Doubleday, John A. Prescott and Doubleday, Frank 




Mount Ell lot 28a 900 


13.77 


Cary, Jerry 




land 3a 50 


.77 


Kennedy, David L. 




Small building 50, Lincoln land 40a 200, Mason lot 




35a 100 


5.36 


Gee, Charles E. 




Brown lot 4a 200 


3.06 


Stephens. Arthur 




Building 25, land 17a 50 


1.15 


Shattuck, Charles W. 




barn 150, shed 25, home place 100a 900 


16.45 



HARDWTCK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60a 1500 
Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 100 
Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 



22.95 

.5.36 

-38 



EAST BROOKFTELD 

Howe, Georgianna A. 

Vaughn place 89a 1500 



'.22.95 



HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 1200 



23.33 



22 



NAME AND VALUATION TuX 



MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 

WESTPTELD 

Warner. George C. (heirs or devisees ) 

land 25a 200 3.06 

HOLLIS, N. II 
Worcester. Franklin R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Leonard Lincoln lot • 

200 9.18 

l.i DLOW 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

mill 150, Land 2a 1000, Shores Lol 20a 200, Flint lol 

30a 300, Stetson Flint lol 100a 600, Gillett lot l. 

loo 40 

McLean. Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 7."). shed 25, home place la ■ 7.65 

\\ EST HA VI \. ' "\ \ 

Vaughn, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 200 3.06 

NOR ni \ M in '\ 

Bailey, Sydnej A. 

Kelley Lol 100a 300 4 59 

u \i;i 
Petrie, Alexander M. 

house 200. barn 150, home place 69a 100 L1.48 

SPRING! IELD 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes 

house ir>0. bam 75, home place 50a 15(1 .'.74 

Freedman, Allis 

llannum Lol 20a LOO 1.53 



23 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



GREENFIELD 

Harrington, Robert A. 

Pierce lot 20a 250 3.83 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Tel. and Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 130 1.9 ( J 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. and Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 85 1.30 

COOLEYVILLE 
Highland Tel. 

other ratable estate 200 3.00 

WALTHAM 

Pierce. Leslie M. 

70 fowls 50, Fisher house 100, Fisher barn 100, shed 

25, Fisher land 50a 275. 8.42 

WENDELL 

Haskins, Henry M. 

barn 100, home place 70a 500 9.18 

GARDNER 

Leamy, John 

Brown lot 254a 100 1.53 



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AMOUNT ASSESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 
381 ACTS OF 1905, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 268 ACTS 
OF 1906, MOTH TAX. 

Abbott, Charles J. S 1.30 

Berry, Annie L. .30 

Berry, Charles W. .30 

Browne, Lilly S. F. .20 

Blake, George G. .70 

Brown, L. Flora .40 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 1.80 

Chamberlain, William F. .'JO 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. (heirs or devisees ) .80 

Congregational Church Society .30 

Cowan, John F. .40 

Currier, Frank J. .30 

Carlson, John .30 

Cole, David L. 20 

Doubleday, Fred W. .70 

Freedman, Allis .7.0 

Grout, Charles H. .!<> 

Gross, Austin EL .20 

Howe, Georgnanna .40 

Howe, Josiah I), (heirs or devisees | .20 

Hannum, Austin P. .30 

Haskins, Henry M. .30 

Hodgkins, Henry B. .40 

Herrick, Leander F. .20 

Johnson, William H. .80 

Johnson, Lyman S. .30 

Kelley, Eugene G. L20 

Mitchell, Edwin P. .20 

Petrie, Alexander M_ .50 

Patterson, Lorenzo >30 

Pierce, Ellis F. .'JO 

Reed, Alden I). 1.70 



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Ryder, Adeline M. ft .40 

Shattuck, Charles W. 1.80 

Stone, Lucy .20 

Thayer, Ellis A. .50 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees) .60 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 1.50 

Vaughn, Mrs. Joseph P. .20 

Vaughn, Mrs. E. rl. .20 

Vanette, James .30 

Walker, Hattie 1.80 

Wolff, Frank F. .20 

Wheeler, Edward T. .40 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 120 

Number of non-residents assessed on property 90 

Number of persons assessed on property 216 

Number of persons assessed on poll tax only 30 

Total number of persons assessed 246 

Number of male polls assessed 114 

Tax on each poll S 2.00 
Value of assessed personal estate $ 38,907.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 45,097.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 126,225.00 

Total real estate 171,322.00 

Total valuation of assessed estate 210,229.00 
Tax for state, county and town purpose, including 
overlayings 

On personal estate $ 595.33 

On real estate 2,621.46 

On polls 222.00 

Total tax April 1st 1914 3,438.79 

Rate of tax per $ 1,000 $ 15.30 

Number of horses assessed 116 

Number of cows 272 

Number of sheep assessed 



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Number of neat cattle other than cow- assessed 

Number of swine 

Number of dwelling houses assessed 

Number of acres of land as 

Number of fowls assessed 

Value of fowl- assessed 



125 

99 
109 
1610 

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WALDO II. PIERCE 
WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R \LI.I A 



tsars 

oj 

oft 



Report of the Selectmen. 



FOR THE YEAR L914. 
To the citizens of Prescott: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

Jeremiah Armstrong, % 60.00 

Luther 1). Chapin, 60.00 

George H. Upton. 60.00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid W. H. Pierce, assessor, $ 12.75 

W. M. Waugh, " 20.00 

W. M. Waugh, selectman, 14.50 

W. M. Waugh, registrar. 6.00 

W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor. 3.00 

W. M. Waugh. expense as overseer. .90 

F. R. Allen, assessor. 20.00 

F. R. Allen, selectman. 13. 75 

F. R. Allen, registrar. 6.00 

F. R. Allen, overseer of poor. 3.00 

F. R. Allen, expense as overseer. .75 

F. W. Doubleday, selectman, 7.00 

F. W. Doubleday, registrar, 4.00 

F. W. Doubleday, constable, 6.00 

F. W. Doubleday, fire warden, 1.50 



ISO. 00 



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Paid C. C. Fuller, registrar. s 6.00 

C. C. Fuller, town clerk. 10.00 

C. C. Fuller, town treasurer. 35.00 

E. P. Mitchell, town auditor. 10.00 

F. A. Griswold, sealer. 6.00 



STATE HIGHWAY, EGYPT ROAD 

Paid F. H. Vaughn, pipe and cement, $ 71.4<» 

W. M. Waugh, self and tram. 100.00 

F. Pv. Allen. " " 101.50 

A. B. Gross, " - 86.00 

E. F. Pierce. - - 53.50 

C. M. Pierce, Labor, 19.25 

A. L. Barnes, " 36.75 

W. O. Miller, - 44.<i'_> 

W. H. d.»nes. " i;.;>o 

T. F. Baker, - 34.12 

Joseph Venette, Laboi , 21 . s 7 

Leon I,. Stone. " 26.25 

E. P. Mitchell. - 6.42 

E. E. La] .hint.-. - 

II;ut\ Upton, " 21.00 

Guy Reed, - 21.87 
Arthur Cross. 

Leighton Upton, 14.87 

Joseph Sellet 7.87 

F. R. Allen, railings, 1 2. 
W. M. Waugh, freight, cement etc.. 

F. d. Cmrier. sharpening tools, 3.10 

Oliver Venette, hauling cement, 1.40 

Henry Godlier, boundary stone. L.80 



STATE HIGHWAY STAGE ROAD 
Paid Carl INI. Pierce, as highway surveyor, $ 188.50 

Boundary stones, 3.60 



186.15 



'99.9£ 



- 192.10 



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MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports, $ 53.10 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond, 12.00 

Carl M. Pierce, moth superintendent, 23.95 

Harrison 1). Peirce, labor on moths, 26.70 

Cecil T. Bagnall, assessor's supplies, 4.15 
C. H. Chase, returning transfers of real estate, 2.10 
New England Road Machine Co., plow and 

scraper, 25.49 

Expense of forest fires, 29.85 

Athol Transcript, printing, 1.75 

Hobbs & Warren, bond blanks, .30 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery. 2.50 

James D. Kimball, collector's bond. 15.00 

L. S. Lawless, mowing .cemetery, 3.00 

A. W. Brownell, moth notices. 1.00 

Hobbs ifc Warren, town warrants, 1.50 

Ida Waugh, sending moth notices, 2.80 

M. A. Griswold, tax bills, 1.07 

W. F. W^endemuth, Library appropriation, 15.00 
W. M. Waugh, -freight on plow and scraper. 1.76 
W. M. Waugh, postage, express and 

telephone, 5.50 

W. M. Waugh, inspecting meat, 5.00 

W. M. Waugh, driving hearse, 4.00 

F. R. Allen, cash paid for counsel fees, 2.00 

Charles H. Grout, inspector of meat, 5.25 

W. F. Wendeinuth, inspector of animals, 12.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk, 3.00 

F. J. Currier, ballot clerk, 3.00 

H. D. Peirce, teller, 1.50 

E. E. Laplante, teller, 1.50 
C. C. Fuller, recording births, deaths, and 

marriages, 3.00 

C. C. Fuller, postage and express, 8.23 



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Paid F. A. Griswold, janitor and su] plii - f 2.22 

W. H. Peirce, justice fees, 3.75 

W. H. Peirce, express and posl _ 1.00 

Certification of note. 2.00 

Cemetery commissioners' order, 3.00 
Orange Savings Bank, note and interest, 1,230.83 

County tax, 360.1 7 
Officers' fees, J. H. Tilson and 

J. H. Willard, 54.25 
Stale tax, 

Interest on ( trange note, 7 5 

C. C. Fuller, to* n clerks' meetu LOO 



RECAPITUL Ml' >.\ 

Paid State aid. 

I [igh\* ;i\ - and bridgi f.80 

Miscellaneous account, 

State highway, 992.05 

Town officers, 

( Overseers of the po u . 1 12.75 

Snow bills, 130.88 






1.949.16 



RESOURCES 



Cash <>n hand Dee. 31, 191 I. 
Amount due on 1 ( .M !_' tax, 
Interest due on 1912 tax, 

Amount due on 1 91 3 tax, 
Interest due on 19 1 3 t:i\. 
Amount due on 191 J t;i\. 
I uteres! due on 191 4 tax. 
Due on state aid. 



- (19.96 

91 
12. 8 

i:;: 
10.15 
1,45 - 

M 

216.00 



- 2 



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LIABILITIES 
Due Orange Savings Hank, 

Orange Savings Hank, int. on note. 
State Board of Charity . 
Town of Phillipston, about 
Fred W. Doubleday, collector, 
M. Algie Griswold, collector, 

Balance in favor of town, 



s 1,500.00 
31.25 
34.00 

20.00 
79.00 
4 l.oo 



- 1,708.25 
s 654.72 



Jury List. 



January 1915 



1 [oward 1. Shaw, 
Waldo H. Pierce. 
Anthony W. Mason, 
Charles H. Grout, 
William (). Miller, 
Everett E. Laplante, 



WALTER M. WAUGH. 
FRANK R. ALLEN. 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 



Farmer. 

Merchant. 
Box Manufacturer. 

Farmer. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 

) Selectmen 

of 
) Prescott. 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor. 



Paid State Board of Charity for support of minor ward, % 44.00 

Town of Shutesbury, burial expenses, 32.75 

Town of Phillipston, support of pauper, 66.00 

WALTER M. WAUGH, ) Overseers 

FRANK R, ALLEN, \ of the 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, ) Poor, 



Highway Surveyor's Report, 



FOR THE YEAR 1914. 
Snow Hills 1914. 

PaidW. M. Waugh, - 9.75 

Carl W. Brown. 1.00 

Herbert Brawn, .90 

George E. Brown. 1.05 

H. I). Pierce. 1.40 

Fred W. Doubleday, ( .».7o 

A. I). Gross. 4.20 

Harold White, 1.80 

E. (i. Kellcv. 4.10 

W. O. Miller, 2.80 

Forde O. Miller. 1 .20 

C. H. Grout, 2.62 

Frank A. Bo wen. 3.75 

Carl INI. Pierce, 3.70 

Leighton A. Upton, 3.20 

Fred Wendeniuth, 2.70 

Lueins Hamilton. 1 .60 

Lnke Stacy, .70 

W. H. Joins. 2.20 

Harold F. Pierce. 1.00 

W. M. Tourtelotte, loo 

Allie Barnes. .80 



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Paid F. A. Pettingill, $ .70 

George T. Waugh, 1.30 

Austin B. Gross, 2.00 

F. A. Griswold, 7.00 

A. D. Reed, 12.00 

Ezrow Venette, 1.40 

F. R. Allen, 5.25 

L. Patterson, 3.30 

Justin Smith, 5.60 

E. A. Thayer, 2.00 
J. A. Doubleday, 1.00 
Proctor J. Shaw, .60 
Ellis F. Pierce, 1.40 
Charles W. Berry, 2.00 
W. F. Wendemuth, 5.40 

F. D. Chamberlain, 6.08 
Howard White, 1.30 

E. P. Mitchell, 3.00 
William Chamberlain, 4.78 
D. I. and Willis Shaw, 2.80 

F. F. Baker, .80 



CUTTING BRUSH ON HIGHWAYS 



$ 130.88 



Appropriation, 

Paid Leon Stone, 
Will Miller, 
Harold Pierce, 
Carl M. Pierce, 
George W. Brown, 
Austin Hannum, 



Balance, $ 3.35 





$ 


100.00 


$ 18.56 






23.73 






26.23 






25.63 






2.00 






.50 








$ 


96.65 





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TOWN AM) STATE ROAD. 

Appropriation, town, S 1 ,,( 

state, 100.00 






Paid Alii.- Barnes, labor, - L( 

Leon Stone •• 1 L. 

W. M. Waugh, team, I"."" 

E. G. .Mit.-l.. -11. labor, 12.00 

Fred Doubledaj . team. 31 .60 

Fred Chamberlain, team, 27 

Harold Pierce, labor, 12 

Will Jones, 1 i 
Everett Laplante, labor, 
( arl AI. Pierce, 



- • 88 

REPAIRS ON ilh.liw LYS AND BR] DGES 
Summer, 191 I 
Appropriation, S S00.00 

1 * : i i « I Leon Stone, labor, S 86.72 
Will Miller, 

W. .M. Waugh, tr;,,.i. - - 

Ailie Barnes, labor, r6 

Ellis Pierce, lal or, team, lumber etc 69 
Lucius I [amilton, labor, 
I). L. Cole, 

Car] M. Pierce, L36.19 

Harold Pierce, " 1'.' 

Will Jones, •• 27 

Harry Pierce, " 5.80 

Charles Cromwell, lumber for bridge 6.00 

1\ J. Curran, sharpening picks, bars etc, 5.70 

dynamite cape and ruse, 5.65 

C. C. Fuller, spikes, shovel etc.. 1.35 



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Paid Waldo Pierce, bush scythe etc., $ 5.33 

Fred Doubleday, team and plank, 98.85 

Charles Berry, lead pipe, 2.70 

s 811.15 

Overdrawn, $ 11.15 

CARL M. PIERCE, Highway Surveyor. 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners. 



Paid l\ A.. Griswold, mowing Town II;ilI 

cilllftrl'X . 

L. S. Lawless, mowing Fish cemetery, 
Sila^ Whitaker, mowing East cemetery. 



I 3.00 
3.00 



- s.;,«i 



( l \l l II i;v FUNDS 



Efaskina I 


mnl. 


i? 300.1 1. 


Whitaker 


M 


L0&50, 


Briggs 


•• 


133.71, 


Paige 


•• 


L27 B8, 


Johnson 




107.63, 


\\ oodfl 


•• 


26.79, 



i Alifllili <l 



| nl 



3.00, 


bals 


- 297.74 


1.00, 




107.60 


L.00, 




1 32. 71 


L.60, 




126 - 


LOO, 




10( 









iiow \n\) i. SH w\ . 
PR \NK \. GRISWOLD, 
w VXTER M w \l GH, 



■. 



Town Clerk's Report. 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1914 

Date Name Place Parents 

May 17 Bessie Lillian Sears. Erving, Ma--.. Clarence A Sears. 

Vena M. Jarvis. 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1914 

Date Name Age Place 

vis. mos. dys. 

Jan. 23 Criton Haskins 75 8 9 Prescott. Mass. 

May 2 Edwin H. Thayer 62 4 16 Prescott, Mass. 

July 17 Frederick C. Taylor 21 3 8 Rutland, Mass. 

Nov. 13 Lenenis (Gilbert) Aiken 77 11 26 Prescott, Mass. 

CLARENCE C. FULLER. Town Clerk. 



Treasurer's Report. 



FEB. 16, 1914 TO DEC. 31, 1914 

1914. 

Feb. IT) Rec'd balance from settlement, $ 2,149.06 

Fred Donbleday, collector, 1912, 44.05 

Fred Donbleday, collector, 1913, M- 

M. A. Griswold, collector, 1914, 2,007.61 

Orange Savings Hank, borrowed, 1,500.00 

Supt. ('. E. Clay, Bale of books, 5.47 

sale of grass on town farm, 15.00 

A. P. Hannuin. pent of town farm pasture, 8.00 

assessor-' moth t;i\. I'.- 1 1 

C. M. Pierce, Bale oi bridge plank. .50 

( . M. Pierce, discount on exploders, .25 

Mis. Nellie Brown, sec. for supervision of 

schools, 312.50 

State treasurer, tuition of children, 387.50 

inspection of animals. 8.9i 
corporation tax, 

national bank tax. 'J4. 55 

state aid. 216.00 

high school tuition, 6.00 

highway loan fund, 700.00 

- 8,620.55 



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Paid assessors' order, county tax, $ 360.17 

" state tax, 437.50 

Orange Savings Bank, note, 1,200.00 

" " kt interest on note, 04.58 

officer's fees, D. H. Tillson, 21 .00 

« John Willard, 33.25 

bureau of statistics, for certification of note. 2.00 

cemetery commissioners' orders, 3.00 

school orders returned, 2,766.77 

selectmen's orders returned, 2,827.00 



$ 7.715.93 
Cash to balance, $ 904.62 



$ 8,620.55 

C. C. FULLER, Treasurer. 
December 31, 1914. 

CEMETERY ACCOUNT 
Received of the town appropriation, % 3.00 

Paid cemetery commissioners' orders, $ 3.00 

December 31, 1914 
Haskins fund, $ 300.74 

Whitaker fund, 108.50 

Paige fund, 127.88 

Briggs fund, 133.71 

Johnson fund, 107.63 

Wood fund, 26.79 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT 

Feb. 16, 1914, Received cash on hand, $ 101.02 

" town appropriation, 15.00 

$ 116.02 



Paid library trustees' orders, 98.82 



Balance on hand, % 17.20 

CLARENCE C. FULLER, Treasurer. 



Auditor's Report, 



I have examined the books of the town oi Prescott, and found 

them correct to date. 

Amount due on 1 912 tax, $ 91.69 

Interest due on L912 ta\. 12.1 v 

Amount due on L913 tax, 135.27 

Interest (\\\r on 1<H."> tax. 1<I. 1 5 

Amount due on 1 ( .M 1 t;i\. 1 . 1">. 

[nteresl due on 1914 tax, 21.8 

L727.00 



Cash balance in hands of treasurer, * 904.62 

Balance in favor of library, *^ 17.20 

E. P. MITCHELL, Auditor. 

December 31, 1914. 



Report of the School Committee. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 




RECEIPTS 








Balance from last year. 




$ 


1.459.96 




Town appropriation, 






700.00 




5-6 of Superintendent's salary 


refunded. 




312.50 




High school tuition refunded. 






386.00 




Tuition of state wards. 






387.50 




Supplies sold, 






5.47 


s 3 251 43 


EXPENDITURES 






*-, <-' « w f-J X • T: tJ 


Superintendent's salary, 




- 


332.71 




Supervisor of music, 






70.00 




School committee pay, 






32.50 




Promotion of health, 






11.50 




School supplies, 






49.77 




Text hooks, 






30.21 




Teachers' salaries. 






1,288.00 




High school tuition. 






251.00 




Fuel, 






44.45 




Care of rooms, 






57.25 




Transportation and mileage, 






474.35 




High school transportation. 






37.81 




Repairs, 






53.80 




Miscellaneous, 






33.42 


% 2,766.77 






Balance on hand, 


$ 484.66 



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ITEMS OF EXPENSE 

SUPERVISION 

C. L. Clay, Superintendent, S 332.71 

W. F. Wendemuth, committee, 

E.A.Thayer, " 4.00 

F. W. Doubleday, 



PROMOTION OF HEALTH 

Stephen Witt, M. I)., medicial inspection, I L1.50 



- 365.21 



f 11.50 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 

Mabel Rodowsky, - 40.< 

Jenni.- McCulloeh, LOO 



70.0 » 



school SUPPLIES 
J. L. Hammetl Co., s I 

C. L.Clay, 
C.C. Fuller, 1.75 






ri;\ i BOOKS 
.!. L. Hammetl Co., - 21.94 

C. L. Clay, B.27 






TEACHERS 

Fanny G. Thay< I - 310.00 

Annis K. Laplante, 0.00 

Catherine O'Connor, 352.00 

Pearl M Chapman, L66.00 

Grace E. Beeler, 150.00 

1,288.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

City of Springfield, - 80.00 

City of Boston, 

Town of Athol, 21.00 

Town of Hardwick, 50.00 



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Town of Hadley, 



- 20.00 





FUEL 




E. A. Thayer, for wood, 






- 26.50 


F. W. Doubleday, for wood. 






7.00 


H. B. Eddy, sawing wood. 






3.00 


G. L. Mason, " 






1.80 


P. 0. Miller, " 






1.15 


Mildred Field, kindlings, 






1.50 


F. 0. Miller, 






1.00 


Herman R. Wendeinuth, kindl 


ings, 




.77) 


" *• housin 


g> 




.77, 


Herbert J. Gross, housing, 


OF 


ROOMS 


1.00 


CARE 




Freda Miller, 






$ 3.50 


Forde 0. Miller, 






8.75 


Herman Wendeinuth, 






12.00 


Clyde R. Powers. 






12.00 


Mildred G. Field, 






12.00 


Pearl M. Chapin, 






1.00 


Florence Miller, cleaning. 






4.00 


Mrs. Carlson, 






2.00 


Lorenzo Patterson, k> 




- 


2.00 



TRANSPORTATION AND MILEAGE 

Mrs. Lorenzo Patterson, $ 176.85 

Silas Whitaker, 150.00 

Willis F. Shaw, 18.75 

W. F. Wendeinuth, 47.00 

Jennie Linds, 36.00 

J. A. Doubleday, 26.25 

G. W. Brown, " 10.90 

Mrs. E. F. Pierce. 8.60 



s 251.00 



44.45 



$ 57.25 



US 474.35 



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HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

F. C. Taylor, to Hartley. - 16.50 
J. A. Doubleday, to Boston. 9.6<X 
Mrs. M. F. Brown, to Athol, 8.75 

G. L. Snow, to Springfield, 



REPAIRS 

W. W. Woodward, shingl< 3, - L9.13 

E. A.Thayer, labor and materials, 11.35 

F. A. Doubleday, labor and materials, I N - 
\V. F. Wendemuth, •• •• 9.00 
F. J. Currier, nails, 1.30 
Lorenzo Patterson, labor, '_'.!<► 
C. C. Puller, glass, nails etc., .5 \ 
C. L. Clay, material, 



MISCELLANEOUS 

C. L. Clay, incidentals, - 20.49 

\V. V. Wendemuth, census and incidentals, 12 



37.81 



53.80 



I 33.42 



Total expense for support <»t schools, i '_'. . ,,,, -< » 

Poi I he School Commit! 

w . F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

school COMMITTEE 

W. F. Wendemuth, chairman, Term expires, 1917 

F. W. Doubleday, secretary, " " 1916 

E. A. Thayer, - L915 

Prescott, .Ian. 29, L915. 



Report of the Superintendent 
of Schools, 



To the School Committee and Citizens of Prescott: 

I herewith present my fifth annual report for the eleven 
months ending Dec. 14, 1914, the same being also the thir- 
teenth for the Dana School Union. 

Statistics. 
School Census, September 1, 1914. 
Children between 5 and 16; boys 28, girls 39, total 67 
Children between 7 and 14; boys 16, girls 27, total 43 



Pupils by grades at the end of the year, 



School I 
No. 2 7 
No. 3 
No. 4 
No. 5 



Totals 12 



II 
? 



Ill 
4 

1 
3 

8 



IV 
2 

1 



V 

2 
1 

3 

9 



VI 

4 

1 
5 



VII 

1 
6 



VIII 

1 
2 
5 
2 

10 



For the school year ending June 30, 1914 
Total enrollment, 
Number under 5 years, 
Number over 15 years, 
Number between 7 and 14 years, 
Average membership, 



IX Total 
23 
14 
13 

1 7 

1 57 

69 




51 

59 



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Average attendance, 56 

Per cent of attendance, ^4 

Completing grammar school course: boys 2. girls 4, total, 6 

Number entering first year of high school, 
Visits by the school committee. 

Visits by the superintendent, ; ; 

Visits by others, 68 

Aggregate months and days the schools have kept. :; tnos. 
Average number, 8 mos. 15 da. 

Pupils attending High Scho< 

Name Grade Place 

Vera Brown Graduated Atliol 

Martha Snow XIII Springfiel 

Alice M. Shaw XII I lard wick 

A Successful School Year. 

It is always darkest just before the day dawns; sunshine 
always follows the storm; lei us never be disheartened again; 
if every year cannot be the most successful one, then we will 
rejoice that every fifth year ran be such. 

The school year closed in June with commendable results 
accomplished. Diplomas were given to Emma Currier. Irene 
Lincoln, Forde Miller, Irene Murphy, and Hattie Snow. 

The fall term opened with two changes in the teaching 
force. Miss Chapin not caring to return to No. 5, Grace E. 
Beeler, was engaged to fill the position; Miss R' dowsky, su] 
visor of music, resigning during the summer vacation, Mrs 
Jennie McCulloch was selected to take her place. As last 
the pupils are very fortunate in having such an ablesupervis 

At the end of the fall term, it seemed wise and more con- 
venient to the greatest number to close No. 1 and re-open No. 4. 
Mr. Willis Shaw was awarded the contract of carrying the 
pupils. 

I need add no more than to say it is extremely gratifying 
to report that apparently the utmost harmony prevails thruout 



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the school matters of the town; everybody seems to be lending 
a helping hand; each teacher is respected; the schools are "busy 
as bees", and hence making advancement; and consequently, 
everybody is happy. 

Reading 

More and more each year have we tried to lay stress upon 
reading, the most important subject of all the child's school 
activities. In his future, if he has little other use for his school- 
house education, he will always want to read more or less. 
Our Commissioner of Education says this subject is fairly well 
taught in the lower grades; above the fourth grade, there is too 
little efficient teaching, and by far too much simply "hearing 
the pupils" call words and telling them when they fail to pro- 
nounce. The pupil's voice is allowed to be pitched above a 
pleasant tone, is constantly "let fall" at commas and frequent- 
ly "kept up" at periods; no attention is paid to expression, 
thought getting, or the "mechanics" of the exercise. Now 
good readers cannot ever be made in this way. It isn't the 
number of pages or the number of books gone over that counts; 
children often are allowed to mumble over several pages at a 
"hearing" when the time should be spent on a single para- 
graph; one of the best recitations in reading I ever listened to 
was where a large class covered but a single sentence. 

It is a sorry performance the grammar or high school pupil 
usually makes when unexpectedly called upon to read even a 
short selection in public. 

Bulletin No. 10, 1913, issued by the Massachusetts Board 
of Education, has something to say on this subject worthy the 
attention of every teacher, parent, and pupil, at least. Please 
allow me to quote briefly. 

Reading in grades above the fourth should include: 

(a) Oral reading of a few carefully selected pieces for drill in 
expression. 



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(b) Systematic exercise? in silent reading for training in 
thought getting. 

(c) Silent reading of magazines and boolo. 

(d) The oral reading of articles of general interest which 
have been selected by the children. 

(a) A good way to improve the expression is to use two reci- 
tations a week for drill on a few choice selections. Each piece 
should be studied intensively. A position favorable to good 
reading, accurate pronunciation, effectiveness of the voice and 
mastery of the thought of each sentence should all be secured. 
The class should be drilled as thoroly as tho each pupil was 
preparing for a prize-speaking contest. Two periods a \\ 
for several weeks may profitably be devoted to the first piece 
Less time will be required for later selections. Thoro training 
on a few selections will improve all oral reading. 

(b) Reading is thought getting. Silent reading is more im- 
portant than oral reading. Very few people read alond in dai- 
ly life. In school, pupils fail to solve the problems in arith- 
metic and to learn the history, geography and physiology les- 
sons because of their inability to read. i. e.. to get the thought 
Prom the printed pa.ee . 

If any teacher is interested, I advise you to send for this 
bnlliten. 

In Conclusion 

M v connection with the school interests of this town has 
been very pleasant. To every one with whom I have I 
associated in any way in the discharge of the responsible duties 
in which we have been engaged, I wish to ex] ss my most 
grateful appreciation. 

Very respectfully, 

CHARLES L. CLAY, 

Superintendent of Schools . 
North Dana, lanuarv 21, 1915. 



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Roll of Honor. 

Figures denote number of terms pupils were neither absent 
tardy, nor dismissed during the year ending June 30, 1914. 



No. 1 



George K. Brown, 1 
Ernest J. Foster, 2 
Bertha F. Foster, 2 
Doris B. Foster, 2 



No. 2 



Bertha A. Farquhar, 1 
Herbert J. Gross, 3 
Helen M. Kelley, 3 
Leonard J. Kelley, 2 
Hazel L. Jackson, 1 
Mildred J. Newell, 3 
Bertha Torrey, 2 

No. 3 
Herman R, Wendemuth, 3 
Harry W. Fiske, 1 

No. 5, 
Emma Currier, 1 
Rubie Lincoln, 2 
Ruth Lincoln, 1 



Harry J. Lawless, 3 
Freda A. Miller, 2 
Fannie A. Shaw, 2 



Hattie J. Snow, 2 
Mar y Snowdell, 3 
Edna E. Stone, 1 
Mattie L. Streeter, 3 
Edith Torry, 2 
Ralph Torrey, 1 



Mildred H. Walker, 1 
Winnifred D. Walker, 1 

Norman Lincoln, 1 
Beulah Patterson, 1 
Eva Wolff, 1 



List of Teachers. 



School 
No. 2 

No. 3 
No. 4 
No. 5 



Name 
Mrs. Annis Laplante 
Catherine O'Connor 
Mrs . Fanny Thayer 
Pearl I. Chapin 
Grace E. Beeler 



Preparation 
N. S. Acadeny 
Taunton High School 
Belvedere Seminary 
Westfield Normal 
North Adams Normal 



Wages 

$ 40.00 

44.00 

40.00 

40.00 



Special Teachers 

Mabel F. Rodowsky Institute of Pedegogy $ 5.00 
Mrs . Jennie MacCulloch " " 5 . 00 



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School Calendar, 1915-16 

1915 
March 5- winter term closes, — 12 weeks. 
March 22, spring term begins. 
April 19, and May 30, holidays. 
June 11, spring term closes, — 12 weeks. 
September 7, fall term begins. 
October 12, holiday. 

November 19, fall term closes, — 11 wee 
November 29, winter term begins. 
December 17 Christmas recess 

1916 

January 3, winter term continues. 
February li, holiday. 
March 10, winter term closes, 13 weeks 
March 27. spring term bee ins. 



Report of the Supervisor of Music. 



Mr. Charles L. Clay, Superintendent ot Schools :- 

I hereby 
submit my first report as music supervisor in the schools of 
Prescott . 

We are following the Course of Study as given in the 
Weaver System and with excellent results. 

The essentials in our work are good material, good tone 
production, sight reading and interpretation. 

We are using the New Educational Readers which furnish 
excellent material. 

Good tone production is gained by imitation, simple vocal 
drills and the proper mental attitude of the work in hand. 
This takes time but there is a noticeable improvement in the 
tone quality from week to week. 

The sight reading is made very important too. Many 
exercises are sung by the pupils, as it is by practice that they 
gain proficiency. The individual singing is a good test of 
their knowledge of tune and time. 

The proper interpretation of their songs is essential. The 
pupils are led to interpret the songs from the spirit of the 
accompanying text. This is the crown of all the other work. 

We hope to give a concert in the Spring, having the 
schools combine to sing the songs that have been learned dur- 
ing the year. 



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The teachers are zealous in their efforts to promote the 
music in the schools and I wish to express my thanks for their 
co-operation. 

I thank you Mr. Clay, and the School Board for your 
courtesies. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JENNIE M. MacCULLOCH. 



Library Trustees' Report. 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing" report: 

One hundred and eighty six books have been added to the 
Library this year, besides the usual quantity of Public Docu- 
ments and reports furnished by the secretary of the Common- 
wealth. 

The Free Librae Commission has furnished a few vol- 
umes of especial interest at this time because of the war in 
Europe. Among these are "Germany in the Next War", 
"Fighting in Flanders", "With the Allies", and "Europe at 
War". The Commission also sent us a set of "War Maps" 
which have been placed in the Grange branch, and which are 
especially valuable to any who are trying to follow up, in the 
news papers the course of the conflict. ' 'The Mexican People' ' 
is another volume of especial interest because of the unsettled 
conditions in that stricken land. "The Histor}^ of the Civil 
War" by Eossing, containing a set of the famous "Brady War 
Photographs", is especially interesting at this time, showing 
the contrast between war in 1861-1865, and war at the present 
day. 

A list of the new books (Catalogue Supplement Number 
2l) will be found printed herewith. 

We are indebted to the "Woman's Education Association" 
for the use of another of their traveling libraries this year. 



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Altogether, 1,058 books have been loaned the past year. 
Of these 506 are credited to the main library, 350 to the "Hill" 
branch, 127 to the Grange branch and 75 to the East branch. 

Miss Eva Wendemuth has been serving as librarian at the 
"Hill" branch since the parsonage was vacated last fall. 

We desire to express our thanks to any and all who have 
aided us in any way. 

The trustee whose term expires this year is Harry A. 
Reed. 

Financial Statement, 

Recei] 

Balance from last year, L01.02 

Town appropriation, I 5 

$ 116. "2 



Expenditures. 

Charles W. Clarke Co., for books, $ l'< 

Standard Mail Order Co.. 19 

Ootthold Hang, B.70 

Union Library Association, 24 

John Wanamaker, 15.15 

Mildred Field, librarian, 10 
YV. F. Wendemuth, transportation of books 

labor, postage, freight, expressand wood, s ~- 



Balance on hand, 5 17.20 

For the trustees 

YV. F. Wendemuth, Chairman . 
Prescott, Feb. 2, 1915. 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free Public 



Library. 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 21. 




Author Title 


Number 


Ade. Doc' Home 


2644 


Ade. Pink Marsh 


2645 


Altsheler. The Horseman of the Plains 


2646 


Bangs. The Real Thing 


2647 


Barclay. The Broken Halo 


2648 


Barclay. The Mistress of Shenstone 


2649 


Bartlett. Tales of Kanakee Land 


2650 


Beach. The Ne'er Do Well 


2651 


Beach. The Net (2 copies) 


2652 


Begbie. Rising Dawn 


2653 


Begbie. Twice Born Men 


2654 


Bernhardt Germany and the Next War 


2655 


Bindloss. By Right of Purchase 


2656 


Bindloss. Masters of the Wheatlands 


2657 


Blackman. The Letter Writer's Vademecum 


2658 


Bosher. Miss Gibbie Gault 


2659 


Bower. Flying U Ranch 


2660 


Bower. The Gringos 


2661 


Bower. Lonesome Land 


2662 


Boyles. Langford of the Three Bars 


2663 



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Brady. As the Sparks Fly Upward 

Brady. The Midshipman of the Pacific 

Brady. The West Wind 

Butler. Kilo 

Bulien. The Seed of the Righteous 

Cable. Gideon's Band 

Carey. Herb of Grace 

Carey. The Highway of Fate 

Carey. The Household of Peter 

Carey. The Key of the Unknown 

Carey. Mollie's Prince 

Carter. The Boy Scouts' First Campfire 

Carter. The Boy Scouts' in the Blue Ridge 

Carter. The Boy Scout-' on the Trail 

Carter. The B03 Scouts' in the .Maine Woods 

Carter. The Boy Scout-' Through the r>iu Timber 

Carter. The Boy Scouts' in the Rocki< - 

Carter. The Boy Scout-' on Sturgeon [sland 

Carter. The Boy Scouts' Dawn in Dfa 
Carter. The Boy Scouts' At the Battle of Sai. 

Churchill. The Inside of the Cup 
Churchill. A Modern Chronicle 

Connor. The Patrol of the Sundance Trail 

Crockett. Sandy 

Culluin. The Watchers of the Plains 

Curwood. The Honor of the Big Snows 

Curwood. Isobel 

Curwood. Philip Steel 

Danby. Joseph in Jeopardy 

Daviess. The Melting of Molly 
Daviess. Miss Selina Lue 
Daviess. The Road to Providence 

Daviess. Rose of Old Harpeth 
Daviess. The Tinder Ro\ 
Davis. With the Allies 



2664 
2665 
2666 
2667 
2668 
2669 
2670 
2671 
2672 
2673 
2674 
2675 
2676 
2677 
2678 
2679 

2682 
2683 

2< 8 i 
2686 
2686 
2687 

2689 
2690 
2691 
2692 
2693 
2604 
2696 
2696 
2697 
2698 



i>< 



Dawson. Same Salient Paints in the Science of the Earth 2(599 

Deeping. Fox Farm 2700 

Deland. The Iron Woman 2701 

Deland. Old Chester Tales 2702 

DeLara. The Mexican People 270.') 

Dickens. Little Nell 2704 

Druramond. Tiie Ideal Life 2705 

Ellis. Fran 270(5 

Ellis. Lahoma 2707 

Ellis. The Third Diamond 2708 

Field. Among the Holy Hills 2709 

Field. On the Desert 2710 

Fitzhugh. Along the Mohawk Trail 2711 

Flandran. The Diary of a Freshman 2712 

Ford. Shorty McCabe 2713 

Ford. Sidestepping with Shorty 2714 

Fox. Christmas Eve on Lonesome 2715 

Fox. A Knight of the Cumberland 2716 

Garvice. A Girl of Spirit 2717 

Garvice. Just a Girl 2718 

Garvice. Mareia Drayton 2719 

M. Gray. The Desire of the Moth 2720 

Z. Grey. The Heritage of the Desert 2721 

Z.Gray. The Last Trail 2722 

Z. Gray. The Spirit of the Border 2723 

Greene. Pickett's Gap 2724 

Haggard. The Wanderer's Necklace 2725 

Hay. Dorothy's Venture 2726 

Hay. Hidden Perils 2727 

Hay. Nora's Love Test 2728 

Hay. Victor and Vanquished 2729 

Haugh. The Purchase Price 2730 

A. F. Johnston. Aunt Liza's Hero 2731 

A. F. Johnston. Big Brother 2732 

A. E. Johnston. Cicely 2733 



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A. E. Johnston. Flip's Islands of Providence 

A. E. Johnston. The Giant Scissors 

A. E. Johnston. The Little Colonel 

A. E. Johnston. Mildred's Inheritance 

A. F. Johnston. Ole Mammy's Torment 

A. F. Johnston. The Quilt that Jack Built 

A. F. Johnston. The Story of Dag 

A. F. Johnston. Tin* Little Knights oi Kentucky 

M. Johnston. Hagar 

M. Johnston. To Have and to Hold 

Kelly. Little Aliens 

Kelly. Little ( 'iti/ 

Kingsley. Miss Philura's Wedding Gown 

Kingsley. Those Brewster Children 

Lillibridge. Ben Blair 

Lincoln. Cap'n Dan's Daughter 

Lincoln. Cap'n Warren's Wards 

Lincoln. Mr. Pratt 

Lincoln. The Postmasti 

Lincoln. Partner- oi' the Tide 

Lincoln. IJise <>\ Roscoe Paine ( 2 copi< 

Lincoln. The Woman Hat. 

Lossing. The History of the Civil V 

Lnt/.. The Be8l Man 

LutZ. Lo .Michael 

Lnt/. 'lite Mystery of Mar} 
Maclean. The Mainspring 
Maeterlinck. The Swarm 
McCool. Business Letters and Forma 
Mighels. As it Was in the Beginni 
Mighels. The Furnace ol Gold 
Mighels. I learts of ( Ti;: 

Miller. The Ambitions of Mark Trnit 

Mitchell. Westwaya 

Mnlfor<l. Buck Peters Ranchman 



i 

27; : 

2739 

2743 
2744 

2745 

2756 



59 



Mulford. The Orphan 2769 

Munroe. Cab and Caboose 2770 

Norris. handover and the Brute 2771 

"Pansy". Chatauqua Girls at Home 2772 

-Pansy 1 '. Ester Ried 2773 

"Pansy". Four Girls at Chatauqua 2774 

"Pansy". Judge Burnham's Daughters 2775 

"Pansy". Julia Ried 2776 

"Pansy". The King's Daughter 2777 

"Pansy". Ruth Erskine's Crosses 2778 

-Pansy". Three People 2779 

"Pansy". Tip Lewis and his Lain]) 2780 

••Pansy". Wise and Otherwise 2781 

Parrish. Shea of the Irish Brigade 2782 

Parrish. A Sword of the Old Frontier 2783 

Pawell. Fighting in Flanders 2784 

Quirk. Baby Elton, Quarterback 2785 

Raine. Crooked Trails and Straight 2786 

Reid. The Greatest Fact in Modern History 2787 

Remmington. Crooked Trails 2788 

Remmington. The Way of an Indian 2789 

Richmond. Rod Pepper Burns 2790 

Richmond. Strawberry Acres 2791 

Roe. The 39fch Regiment Mass. Vol. 2792 

Roberts. The Backwoodsmen 2793 

Robertson. Epochs in the Life of Paul 2794 

Sandys. Upland Game Birds 2795 

Sheldon. Andrey's Recompense 2796 

Sheldon. Dorothy Arnold's Escape 2797 

Sheldon. Faithful Shirley 2798 

Slocum. Around the World in the Sloop Spray 2799 

Southworth. How He Won Her 2800 

Southworth. The Lost Heir 2801 

Southworth. A Noble Lord 2802 

Southworth. Victor's Triumph 2803 



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Spearman. Held for Orders 2< s "4 

Spearman. Merrilie Daws 2 V 

Speer. The Marks of a Man 2806 

Stratton-Porter. Fi e skies 2 v 1 1 7 

Stratton-Porter. The Harvester 

Sutcliffe. Robert Fulton and the Clermont 28 

Thompson-Seton. Animal H<i< 2810 

Thompson-Seton. Rolf in the Woods 811 

Tomlinson. Tecumseh's Young Bra 28 TJ 

Van Dyke. The Van Dyke Book 2813 

Webster. Just Patty 2814 

Wills. Tuxedo Avenue to Water Street 2815 

Whipple. The Story of the American FL 

Whipple. The Story of the Liberty Bell 2817 

White. Adventures of Bobby Orde 2818 

White. The Magic Forest 

Wiggin. Penelope's [rish Experiei i 

Wiggin. Penelopes Pro 

Animal Stories for Little People _ s _'"' 

Europe at War 2823 

Four Feet, Two Feet, No Feet 

( )ur Nort hern Domain 

St. Nicholas for L904, Vol. 1 

St. Nicholas for 1 ( .M4. Vol. 2 



The 

Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 

1915 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1916 



The 
Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



TY)a^b 



FOR THE YEAR 



1915 



I 



Beechertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Beackmer 

1916 

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VALUATION AND TANKS 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1915 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 4000 $ 77.35 

1 Abbott, Harry \Y. 

horse 40, cow 15, 20 fowls 1_\ all other ratable es- 
tate 10 3.31 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 20.70 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 78a 

700 23.80 

1 Allen, Frank R, 

3 horses 450, colt 75, 19 cows 850, 3 two-year-olds 
90, 4 yearlings 60, 1 swine 15, 30 fowls 18, other 
ratable estate 40, house 325, 2 barns 475, 1 wind 
mill 50, 1 corn barn 25, home place 175a 2125 86.12 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 4.68 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 100, house 100, barn 
25, home place 4a 75, Vaughn lot la 15 8.21 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1.70 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie L. 

horse 150, other ratable estate 5. Woods lot 10a 125 S6.77 

1 Berry, Charles YV. 

3 horses 400, 8 cows 450, 4 yearlings 120, other 
ratable estate 250, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, 
garage 25, home place 102a v _ ; 46.97 

Berry, Annie L. 

other ratable estate 20, house 200, barn 200, shed 

5o, eider mill 50, home place 90a I 1 26. el 

1 Blake, George ( t. 

house 25m. barn 50, home place 50a 250 11.35 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 

1 Brown, Merle 2.1 

Brown, L. Flora 

horse 125, cow 35, two-year-old 20, yearling 15, 

house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 100, home place 

52a 200, Powers plac< 170a 500, Stone lot 18a ] 

Little Lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 3a 10, Grey lot 

800 45. o2 

1 Browne, Arthur L. 

horse 75, \ cows L60, two year-old 35, 2 yearlings 
40, all other ratable estate 10 7.-14 

Browne. Lilly S. F. 

house ^^K barn 175. home place 70a 300 12. 

1 Brown, George \V. 

1 Brown, Carl 2.' 

Burroughs, Lnra C. 

all other ratable estate 15. house 425. barn 1 
horse barn 50, 2 sheds 100. home place 43a 4"" IS. 54 

Boutin, Lucy p. 

hon^e ,^{){\ barn 150. hen house 25. shop 50. home 
plaee 20a 200 12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Boyd, William P. 

2 horses 300, 8 cows 350, two-year-old 30, 4 swine 
100, 45 fowls 27, house 300, barn 275, horse barn 

75, hen house 25, home place 80a 1200 $ 47.60 

c 

Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 14a 50 6.68 

Carlson, John 

horse 150, cow 35, all other ratable estate 15, house 
250, barn 150, 2 hen houses 75, home place 8a 125, 
King lot 12a 50 16.45 

Chapin, L,uther D. (exempt) 

Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 350, 9 cows 360, 3 yearlings 60, all other 
ratable estate 50 15.94 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, small barn 75, shed 25, home 

place 78a 1100 34.00 

Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 350, all other ratable estate 20, house 250, 
barn 100, cow shed 75, home place 80a 500 24.02 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. (heirs or devisees) 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 

1700, Webber lot 6a 50 49.30 

Coit, Martha H. Admr. 

8 cows 320, 4 two-year-olds 120, 2 yearlings 50, all 
other ratable estate 25 8.76 

Clark, Minnie 

2 horses 100 1.70 

Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 10 3.02 

Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 50, cow 35, all other 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



ratable estate 30, house and store 750, barn 150, 
shop 75, hen house 75, home place la 25, Has- 
kins and Johnson lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, 
Haskins lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, 
Baker and Darby lot 3a 75 45.27 

Crossett, Harriet I. 

house and store 700, land 5000 ft. 10 12.07 

Congregational Church Society 

house 500, barn 200, home place 11a 300 17." I 

Clark, Jay Jr. and Helen M. 

house loo, barn 50, home place 5a 75 ; 53 

Clark, Jay Jr. 

all other ratable- estate 930 17 

Currier, John 2.00 

D 

Doubleday, John A . 

house 250, barn 200, home place 70a 400 16.45 

Doubleday, Fred W. 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 210, 4 two-year-olds 125, c) 

yearlings 160, 30 fowls 12, all other ratable est I 

5, house 50, barn 300, henhouse 25, home pi 

83a 1000 36.63 

Doubleday, John A. & Frank A. 

Mount Kll lot 36a 6oo 10.20 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 4oo, barn 275. Holden house 1"'. Holden 

barn 25, home place HHa 1400, Holden place 4a 50 38 25 

Damon, Homer 1 1 . 

horse 50, cow 45, 275 fowls 165, all other ratable ( - 

tate 5, house 200. barn 5 ), hen h >:iv' 50, home place 

57a 150 14.16 



F 



1 Fork, Moses B. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



horse 100, 4 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 60, all other 
ratable estate 10, house 100, barn 100, shed 50, corn 
barn 25, home place 57a 450 19.77 

Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 1000, horse 50, cow 40, yearling ^5, 
30 fowls 18, all other ratable estate 25, house 175, 
barn 175, shop 50, store house 50, house and store 
300, home place 10a 150, land 2500 feet 10, out lot 
4a 25 37.59 

G 

Gleason, Elmer (exempt) 

Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 50, 6 cows 270, 50 fowls 30, house 200, 

barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 40a 450 20.96 

Griswold, M. Algie 

2 horses 75, 2 oxen 100, two-year-old 40, 3 yearlings 

75, 28 fowls 15 7.19 

Gross, Arthur H. 

2 cows 80, yearling 25, all other ratable estate 10, 
house 200, barn 50, home place 40a 450 15.86 

Gross, Austin B. 

3 horses 225, colt 75, 4 cows 160, 2 two-year-olds 
60, 2 yearlings 30, 4 swine 55, 20 fowls 12, house 

200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 1000 37.99 
Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 165, 7 cows 315, two-year-old 35, 60 fowls 

36, all other ratable estate 25, house 225, barn 175. 

shed 25, home place 75a 800 32.63 

Grange, Golden Rule 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land la 50 8.50 

H 

Haskins, Hannah (widow's exemption) 
house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Haskins, Jessie L,. S 2.00 

1 Hamilton, John L. 2.00 

1 Hamilton, Frank W. 2.00 

1 Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 400, 11 cows 495, 3 yearlings 45, all other 
ratable estate 50 18.83 

1 Hannum, Charles K. 2.00 

Hannum, A. P. & C. K. 

Berry land 6a 200 3.40 

Hannum, Park (heirs or divisees) 

house 100, barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 
50, home place 62a 1000 24.65 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 5.40 

J 

1 Jones, William II. 2.0 

1 Johnson, William II. 

2 horses 100, 5 cows 175, 135 fowls 80, all other rat- 
able estate 15, house 350, barn 300, home p] 
51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 45.14 

1 Johnson. Lyman S. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 240, 2 yearlings 40, 5 fowls 3, 
house 275, barn 100, home place 7 l! a 1400, Abbott 
lot 74a 450 47.19 

1 Johnson, Andrew- 
horse 4n, 6 cows ISO, 2 yearlings 50, house I! 
barn 100, Totter house 50, home place 77a885, Pot- 
ter land Ja 5, land (old place-) 17a 100, Paige | - 
ture 5a 100 30. 22 

t Johnson, Henry A . 

all other ratable estate 30, Bartlett lot 25a 700 14.41 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

old plaee 123a 3Q00 51. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Johnson, Margaret (heirs or devisees) 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 $ 9.35 

K 

1 Kelley, Eugene 

3 horses 175, 10 cows 350, 6 two-year-olds 135, 3 
yearlings 50, swine 15, all other ratable estate 200, 
house 700, barn 400, shed 50, store house 75, car- 
riage house 100, home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 
140 68.14 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L,. 2.00 

1 Kelley, Lewis S. 2.00 

Kezar, Sophronia (widow's exemption) 
land 3a 25 

L 

1 Laplante, Everett K. 

3 horses 200, 2 cows 90, 3 yearlings 60, all other rat- 
able estate 50 8.80 

1 Lawless, John H. 2.00 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, two-year-old 20, portable house 
25 2.43 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 400 11.48 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 125, house 250, barn 300, home place 160a 

800 27.08 

1 Lawrance, Frank 2.00 

M 

1 Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 700, horse 35, all other ratable estate 
300, house 600, barn 100, office 50, mill 2000, boil- 
er house 100, land 32a 125 70.18 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 40, 2 cows 90, 70 fowls 42, all other ratable 
estate 500, old house 100, new house 400, barn 150, 
hen house 300, home place 27a 350 5 39.26 

1 Miller, William O. 

cow 20, yearling 20 2.68 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a LOO 2.13 

N 

1 Norton, Charles P. 

horse 100, all other ratable estate 5 
Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pasture 

lot 9a 50 14.45 



1 Pai.ee, John C 

3 horses 250, 4 cows 160, 3 yearlings 90, house 3^ 
barn 200, home place 104a 1 5 45 

1 Paige, Charles \V. 2.00 

1 Tierce, Daniel T. 

house 200, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 50, 

Chapin barn 25, home place 80a 875, Freeman pi 

4a 20, Chapin place la 25 22.74 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

120 fowls 72. house 175. barn 75. home place 30a 

500 15.97 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

2 horses 50, cow In. yearling 30, swine 20, all other 
ratable estate 60 5.40 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, corn barn 25, 

new shed 50, home place 80a 500 22.. 36 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Pierce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 225, 4 cows 180, two-year-old 25, yearling 
20, all other ratable estate 50, house 250, barn 125, 
shed 25, home place 74a 500 $ 25.80 

1 Pierce, Eeroy M. 

all other ratable estate 75 3.28 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 400, horse 150, cow 45, all other ra- 
table estate 20, house 350, barn 125, Gilbert house 
300, hen house 25, home place ia 25, Gilbert place 
la 25, Pierce lot 28a 600, Berry lot 12a 75, Titus lot 
5a 50 39.24 

1 Pierce, Harrison D. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Harold F. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Clarence D. 

all other ratable estate 100 3.70 

1 Patterson, Eorenzo 

2 horses 75, 2 cows 90, two-year-old 30, 100 fowls 
60, all other ratable estate 20, house 250, barn 100, 
hen house 50, home place 25a 250 17.73 

1 Powers, Charles E. 2.00 

1 Pow T ers, Adelbert E. 

Whitaker lot 30a 125 4.13 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 25, 10 fowls 6, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, 
home place 25a 300 10.73 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or divisees) and W. M. Tour- 
tellott 
Caswell place 150a 450 7.65 

1 Powers, Minor E. 

2 horses 200, 2 cows 75, 2 yearlings 30, 470 fowls 
282, all other ratable estate 350, house 150, barn 
100, 4 hen houses 200, grain room 25, shed 25, ga- 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

rage 25, Powers place 58a 500 $ 35.36 

1 Peterson, Enoch H. 

house 250, barn 150, shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, 
home place 75a 550, Fish lot 10a 100 21.55 

1 Pierce, Leslie M. 

all other ratable estate 75, house 100, barn 100, shed 
25, home place 50a 275 11.78 

Pierce, Bertha C. 

140 fowls 84, all other ratable estate 150 3.98 

R 

1 Reed, Alden D. 

3 horses 400, 10 cows 450, 6 two-year-olds 190, 9 
yearlings 150, swine 10, all other ratable estate 50, 
house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 115a 2250 77.23 

1 Reed, Harry A. 

horse 75, all other ratable estate 30, Sykes lot 2ja 50 4.55 
Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50 .85 

1 Reed, Guy H. 2.00 

1 Ryder, Frank L. 2.00 

Ryder, Adeline 

2 horses 150, 3 cows 125, 40 fowls 20, all other rat- 
able estate 30, house 350, barn 100, home place 60a 
600 23.38 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes 

house 150, barn 75. home place 50a 150 6.3s 

s 

Shaw, Joseph N. (heirs or devisees) 

2 houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 75, 
home place 70a 3000 (exempt 1000) 44.63 

Shaw, Ivillie and Walden, Hattie 

horse 125, cow 30, all other ratable estate 15 2.89 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Shaw, Howard I. 

2 horses 200, 5 cows 160, 2 yearlings 30, all other 
ratable estate 475, house 225, barn 50, home place 
18a 200 $ 24.79 

1 Shaw, Willis F. 2.00 

1 Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 100, horse 40, cow 30, yearling 15, 
all other ratable estate 275, house 200, barn 100, 
cider mill 25, shop 25, home place 21a 150, Aldrich 
place 25a 500 26.82 

1 Smith, Justin L. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 315, 3 two-year-olds 90, year- 
ling 15, all other ratable estate 325, house 300, barn 
100, shop 10, shed 25, garage 25, home place 89a 
1050 42.89 

1 Snow, George L. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 10 3.02 

Smith, Jennie A. 

4 cows 180, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 

500 16.24 

1 Sellers, Joseph H. 2.00 

1 Stacy, John N. 

20 fowls 12 2.20 

1 Stone, Leon L- 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 5 2.94 

Stone, Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 400 (exempt 

500) 2.98 

T 

1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 250, 5 cows 200, two-year-old 30, 2 year- 
lings 25, all other ratable estate 375, house 225, 
barn 150, garage 25, home place 89a 800, Schneider 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

lot 30a 500, Vaughn lot 25a 200 5 49.26 

Thrasher, Samuel, (heirs or devisees > 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200. old place 
43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125,Tourtellott lot 20a 100 23.80 
1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 2.00 

u 

Upton, George H. (exempt I 

house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 

1 Upton, Lyighton A. 

horse 75, cow 40, 6 fo\vl> 3, all other ratable estate 

10, house 200, shed 25. home place ia 43 

1 Upton, Harry A. 2.0 

V 

Vaughn, Joseph P. (heirs or devise 

house 500, barn 125. hen house 75. home place 80a 
2000 45.< 

1 Vaughn, Walter S. 

horse 40, house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 
Vaughn, Mrs. Ida (exempt) 

land 36a 200 
Vaughn, Clorinda G. (heirs or devisees) 

land 46a 1000 L7.00 

1 Venette, James 

3horses225, 6 cows 270, iw -year-old 40, 4 \\ i 
lings 80, 2 swine 35, 20 fowls 12, all other ratable 
estate 20, house 200, barn 75. hen house 25, home 
place 65a 1000 35. 

1 Venette, Ezriel 2.< 

1 Venette, Joseph 2.0o 

1 Venette, Simeon 2a^> 

1 Venette, Oliver 2.00 



15 

Polls NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 

w 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 650, 26 cows 1270, 6 yearlings 120, swine 
20, 30 fowls 18, all other ratable estate 100, house 
500, barn 300, silo 100, Smith house 50, Smith barn 
100, shed 15, home place 64a 900, Smith place 88a 
550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, Fisher place 54a 500 $ 94.54 

1 Waugh, George F. 2.00 

1 Walker, Joseph P. 

3 horses 150, 13 cows 650, 3 two-year-olds 90, 

4 yearlings 100, 20 fowls 10, all other ratable estate 

40 19.68 

Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, home place 105a 1500 36.13 

1 Wheeler, Edward F. 

2 horses 150, 12 cows 450, 2 yearlings 65, all other 
ratable estate 15, barn 50, Richards lot 90a 450 22.06 

1 Wendemuth, William F. 

4 cows 160, 2 two-year-olds 60, yearling 20, 60 
fowls 32, house 100, barn 100, home place 73a 400 16.82 

1 Wendemuth, Albert W. 2.00 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, cow 45, yearling 30, 105 fowls 63, all oth- 
er ratable estate 20, house 150, barn 100, hen house 
25, shed 15, home place 70a 350 16.84 

1 Wolff, Frank F. 

all other ratable estate 150, house 150, barn 100, 

shed 25, home place 68a 400 16.03 

1 Wolff, Walter 2.00 

Wood, Emma (exempt) 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 

1 Ward well, B. Frank 

cow 40, 20 fowls 12 2.88 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Ward well, Louise D. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 $ 9.78 
1 Walker, George W. 2.00 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 
Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 500, Woods lot 25a 850, Brown 
and Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 250, Up- 
ton house 150, barn 75, hen house 25, home place 
60a 500 $ 42.50 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 2000 34.00 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

Horr lot 60a 1200, Ben Paige lot 120a 300, Merrit 
Horr lot 45a 300, Arnot lot 18a 75, land 8a 50, Put- 
nam lot 60a 100, Barrows lot 27a 1500, Little place 
88a 2000 93.93 

Diamond Match Co. 

stock in trade 1100, Darby lot 31a 150 21.25 

Woods, E. A. of Athol and Levi Lincoln, Dana 

2 small houses 50, Lindsey lot 95a 425, Brush 
Mountain lot 8a 50 8.93 

GREENWICH 

Clark, Naomi 

land 67a 600 10.20 

Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 5.10 

Thrasher, Joseph L,. 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, 

Sanderson pasture 30a 200 7.23 

Parker, Abel O. 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.28 

Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees ) 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 200 3.83 

Hunter, George L,. 

land 7a 75 1.28 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 100 1.70 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Adams, Herbert D. and Adams, Edna A. 

land 33a 300 ? 5.10 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 400 6.80 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 75 1.28 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt) 

land 56a 275 
Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50 .85 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 100, Woods, O. L. lot 55a 500, Berry 

lot 30a 500, J. M. Harrington lot 80a soon 154." 

WORCESTEK 
Herrick, I^eander F. 

Pine Hill lot 35a 3500, Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25, 

C. A. Powers lot 30a 500, John Arnot lot 12a 4< 

Charles N. Powers lot 4a 50, Upton house 50, 

Upton place 59a 450 84. 58 

Estey, Charles H. and Walter S. 

Estey lot 65a 300 5.10 

Pierce, Luman P. 

land 153a l )m> 15.50 

Vaughn, Mrs. K. II. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a 100 4.( B 

Vaughn, Ernest II . 

horse 35, all other ratable estate L5 .85 

Reinecka, Zudie H. 

house 400, home place ha 25 7.23 

OKLAHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 300, land 10a 50 5.95 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George 1^. 

house 100, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 $ 3.83 

SOUTH PRAMINGHAM 

Iyiicus, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 20.40 

ORANGE 

Howe, Josiah D. (heirs or devisees) 

Newell place 118a 3000 51.00 

Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 150 2.55 

AMHERST 

Paige, Walter S. 

Plain land 9a 200 3.40 

Goodale, Etta 1^. 

land 6a 50 .85 

Cad well, Frank A. 

land 8a 50, Clark land 7a 100 2.55 

Cad well, Cowlesand Hobert 

Garlic lot 40a 300 .5.10 

Macomber, Mrs. Henry 

Freeman land 10a 250 4.25 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 200 3.40 

ENFIELD 

Newbry, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 11a 150 2.55 

Downing, Edward B. 

Horr lot 8a 40 .68 

Ward, IyUcy F. 

Hemenway lot 30a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 3.40 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 50a 200, Cowan lot 30a 100 $ 5.10 

Garlic, George H. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 11.05 
Horr, Ruben N. 

Pierce land 15a 700 11.90 

Horr, Caroline ( heirs or devisees ) 

old place 60a 20(io 34.00 

Cowan, John F. 

house 400, 3 barns 35n, shed 25, home place 102a 

1200 33.58 

BONDSVIIXE 
Bond, R. W. 

Brigham lot 33a 500, Pierce and Ellis lot 32a 350 14.45 

I'KI.IIAM 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 64a 400, Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250 21. 

Cadrett, Harold 

Shores Hunt lot 4a 10, A. Cadrett lot 40a 150 2.72 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 500 8.50 

Cook, Theodore L,. (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 100 1-70 

NEW SAI,EM 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 400, Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 60a 
■ 500 17.85 

Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair lot 15a 150, Shaw lot 18a 150 5.10 

Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 1.70 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



vStacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 

Bigelow lot 26a 400 $ 6.80 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 75 1.28 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cuinmings lot 25a 300 5.10 

Clark, Charles A. 

35 fowls 21, all other ratable estate 108, 2 barns 

275, home place 64a 500 15.37 

Vinneca, Elisha 

land 25a 700 11.90 

Orcutt, William F. 

land Ja 100 1.70 

Bruffee, Flora E. 

Hunt lot 38a 125 2.13 

Sears, Arthur C, 

barn 75, Pierce place 45a 300, Henry lot 25a 75 7.65 

SHUTESRURV 

Horr, Elbridge F. 

house 10, home place 50a 200, Mitchell lot 7a 25 4.00 

Cornwell, Charles H. 

Pierce meadow 18a 150 2.55 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter place la 15, Ames 

place 44a 250, J. A. Pierce lot 20a 150, Flint and 

Gillett lot 65a 435 17.43 

Hemmenway, William H. (heirs or devisees) 

School lot 25a 7000 119.00 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1.70 

Seline, Eliza H. 

house 50, home place 10a 50 1.70 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

PETERSHAM 
Cook, Mrs. H. D. 

Nutting lot 25a 300 S 5.10 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 9.35 

Tyler, K. P. 

land 54a 800, Humes lot 27a 500 22.10 

Iyindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 100 1.70 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 2.13 

Cary, Jerry 

land 30a 50 .85 

Kennedy, David L. 

small building 50, Lincoln land 40a 200. Mason lot 

35a 100 5.95 

Gee, Charles E. 

Brown lot 4a 200 3.40 

Stevens, Arthur 

building 25, land 17a 50 1.28 

Shattuek, Charles W. 

barn 150, shed 25, home place 100a. 900 L8.28 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60a 1500 25.50 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250. Aiken lot 8a 100 5.95 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 .45 

BAST BROOKFIELD 

Howe, Georgianna 

Vaughn place 89a 1500 25.50 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



HARTFORD, CONN. 
Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 69a 

1000 $ 22.95 

MONTAGUE 
Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 2.55 

WESTFIELD 

Warner, George C. (heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 3.40 

HOELIS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin* R. 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Leonard Lincoln lot 

68a 200 10.20 

EUDLOW 

Ludlow Manufacturing- Associates 

mill 150, land 2a 1000, Shores lot 20a 200, Flint 
lot 30a 300, Stetson and Flint lot 100a 600, Gillett 
lot 42a 400 45.05 

McLean, J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 8.50 

WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughn, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 300 5.10 

WARE 
Petrie, Alexander M. 

house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 12.75 

NORTHAMPTON 

Bailey, Sidney A. 

Kelley lot 100a 300 5. 10 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 S 1.70 

GREENFIELD 

Harrington, Robert A. 

Pierce lot 20a 250 4.25 

NEW YORK 

Western Tel. & Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 130 2.21 

BOSTON 

New England Co. 

all other ratable estate K>4 1.77 

COOI.KYYII.I.l 

Highland Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 200 3.40 

WENDELL 
Haskins, Henry M. 

cow 40. yearling 20, barn 100, home place 70a 500 11.22 

GARDNER 

I^eamy, John 

Brown lot 25 'a loo 1.70 

ERVING 

Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 150, barn 75. home place 27a 400 10, 

GRANVILLE, N. v. 

Baker, Theodore K. and Lillie K. 

house 250, 2 barns 75. home place 45a 475 13.60 

EXEMPT PROPERTY OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 
Congregational Church Society 
Church 1000. land .la 50 



25 



AMOUNT ASSESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAP- 
TER 381 ACTS OF 1905 AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 
286 ACTS 1906, MOTH TAX. 

Abbott, Charles J. $ .66 

Abbott, Jessie H. .22 

Aiken, James M. (heirs or devisees) .66 

Adams, Herbert D. and Edna A. .22 

Amsden, Charles S. .22 

Allen, Frank R. .66 

Baker, Theodore F. and Lillie E. .22 

Blake, George G. .22 

Boyd, William P. .55 

Berry, Annie L,. .22 

Berry, Charles W. .22 

Browne, Lillie S. F. .22 

Boutin, Lucy P. .22 

Burroughs, L,ura C. .22 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 1.11 

Clark, Mrs. h. P. (heirs or devisees) .88 

Chamberlain, William F. .22 

Clark, Naomi .22 

Cowan, John F. .33 

Clark, Charles A. .22 

Clark, Jay, Jr. .22 

Congregational Church Society .45 

Currier, Frank J. .22 

Doubleday, Fred W. .45 

Doubleday, John A. .22 

Fuller, Clarence C. .33 

Grout, Charles H. .45 

Griswold, Frank A. ..2'2 

Gross, Austin B. .22 

Horr, Elbridge F. .22 

Herrick, Leander F. .44 

Hodgkins, Henry B. ..33 



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Howe, Georgianna 5 .45 

Harrington, Martha J. .22 

Haskins, Henry M. .22 

Johnson, Wm. H. .66 

Johnson, Lyman S. .45 

Johnson, Andrew .11 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) .22 

Kelley, Eugene G. 1.00 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) .22 

Leline, Eliza H. .22 

McLean, Mrs. J. K. .22 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. .12 

Paige, John C. .45 

Powers, Edna J. .22 

Petrie, Alexander M. .22 
Patterson, Lorenzo 

Pierce, Myron A. .22 
Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) and W. M. Tour- 

tellott .22 

Reed, Alden D. .88 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes .22 

Ryder, Adeline M. - ; 

vSmith, Jennie A. .45 

Shattuck, Charles YV. 1.77 

Thrasher. Joseph L. 77 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees) .66 
Thayer, Ellis A. 

Venette, James .22 

Vaughn, Mrs. J. P. (heirs or devisees) .22 

Vaughn, Walter S. .22 
Vaughn, Mrs. E. H. 

Walker, Hattie 1.11 

Wheeler, Edward T. .66 
Waugh, Walter M. 
Wolff, Frank F. 



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TABUS OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 115 

Number of non-residents assessed on property 91 

Number of persons assessed on property 211 

Number of persons assessed on poll tax only 31 

Total number of persons assessed 242 

Number of male polls assessed 104 

Tax on each poll $ 2.00 

Value of assessed personal estate 34,694.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 45,080.00 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 135,455.00 

Total of real estate 180,535.00 

Total valuation of assessed estate 215,229.00 

Tax for state, county and town purpose, including 

overlayings: 

On personal estate 589.90 

On real estate 3,069.40 

On polls 208.00 

Total tax April 1st, 1915 3,867.30 

Rate of total tax per $ 1,000 17.00 

Number of horses assessed 101 

cows 251 

sheep 

neat cattle other than cows assessed 136 

swine assessed 15 

dwelling houses assessed 97 

acres of land assessed 10,990 

fowls assessed 1,964 

Value of fowls assessed $ 1,165.00 



WALDO H. PIERCE ) Assessors 

WALTER M. WAUGH > ot 

FRANK R. ALLEN ) Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 1915 

To the citizens of Prescott: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

George H. Upton - "J.nu 

Luther D. Chapin 72.00 

Jeremiah Armstrong 72.00 



ToW'X OFFICERS 

Paid C. C. Fuller, town clerk 5 10.00 

C. C. Fuller, town treasurer 
C. C. Fuller, registrar 

\V. M. Waugh, selectman 16.00 

W. M. Waugh, assessor 25.50 

W. M. Waugh, registrar 6.00 

W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor 4.00 
W. M. Waugh, expenses as overseer ^\ 

poor 

E. A. Thayer, selectman 5.00 

E. A. Thayer, overseer of poor 4.00 

F. R. Allen, selectman 18.92 
F. R. Allen, assessor 28.00 



$ 2\hJn) 



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Paid F. R. Allen, registrar 






$ 6. (JO 




F. R. Allen, overseer o 


f ]>oor 




2.00 




W. H. Pierce, assessor 






21.25 




E. P. Mitchell, auditor 






10.00 




F. A. Griswold, sealer 






6.25 




II. I. Shaw, constable 






5.50 




STATE HIGHWAY 


ACCOUNT 




Paid K. E. Laplante 






$ 75.38 




Harry Upton 






S3. 00 




A. PI. Gross 






14.87 




W. 0. Miller 






16.00 




F. R. Allen 






147.25 




W. M, Waugh 






234.87 




E. F. Pierce 






57.00 




E. A. Thayer 






101.50 




A. L,. Barnes 






86. oo 




Leon Stone 






61.00 




E. P. Mitchell 






45.50 




Guy H. Reed 






6.00 




Joseph Sellers 






22.00 




W. H. Jones 






59.00 




Bert Wendemuth 






49.00 




Fred D. Chamberlain 






34.50 




Joseph Walker 






18.00 




E. T. Wheeler 






8.82 




Henry Godbeer, bound 


stones 




8.00 




freight on bound stones 






1.35 




for dynamite, fuse and caps 




24.30 




Joseph Venette 






37.00 




Ezriel Venette 






37.00 




W. M. Tourtellott 






28.00 




L. A. Upton 






65.00 




A. M. Petrie, marking- boundaries 


1.50 




F. J. Currier, repairs on 


. tools 




9.70 

$ 


1,321.54 



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Expended on North end job $ 211.00 

Stage road 300.54 

Egypt road 810.00 

$ 1,321.54 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Lewis Blackmer, printing town reports S 54.00 

James Venette, wood for town hall 2.25 

CM. Pierce, labor on brown tail moth 42.00 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 12. (, <> 
F. W. Doubleday, carting and freight on cans 

for fire warden 4.25 

State Forester, on cans for fire warden 15. 5m 

Hampshire County farm bureau 50.00 

Alfred Bruffee. grade stakes .75 

C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 2.55 

F. W. Doubleday, fire warden 5.70 

M. A. Griswold, on acct. of l l M4 coll. taxes 16.00 

Johnson's Bookstore, collector's book 1.05 

Homer Damon, damage to horse 5.00 

Athol Transcript Co., printing primary notices 1.75 

James D. Kimball, collector's bond 20.00 

A. W. Brownell, printing moth notices 2.25 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemeterj 1.25 

Ida Waugh, mailing moth notices 2.75 
F. \V. Doubleday, collecting 1912 and 1913 

taxes 79.00 
Hobbs and Warren, record book for board oi 

health 2.75 
H. I. Shaw, mowing Fish cemetery 3.50 
Cecil Bagnall, order books 1.93 
Town of Dana, fighting fire at A. W. Mason's 2S.25 
C. C. Fuller, recording deaths, births and mar- 
riages" 2.65 
C. C. Fuller, ex]>res> and postag 11.84 
Town Clerks' meeting 4.00 



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Paid C. H. Grout, inspector of meat $ 9.00 

F. A. Pettengill, " " 23.40 

F. W. Doubleday, fire warden 3.14 

F. A. Griswold, janitor 2.15 

F. R. Allen, labor closing Town Farm road 3.00 

W. H. Pierce, justice fees 4.50 

express and postage 1.00 

W. M. Waug'h, " " 4.80 

Harry Pierce, teller 1.50 

K. K. Laplante, teller 1.50 

W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk 3.00 

W. F. Shaw, " " 1.50 

F. J. Currier, " " 1.50 

Library appropriation 25.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, inspecting - animals 6.00 

abatement of taxes 17.55 

John Doubleday, assisting" assessors 1.00 

certification of note 2.00 

Cecil Bagnall, clerk's supplies 9.35 

State tax 487.50 

County tax 432.70 

interest on note 33.75 

note and interest 1,533.75 

sheriff fees 7.50 

Harry Abbott, insurance on Town Hall 22.22 

Mrs. Waugh, copying valuation 3.00 

C. C. Fuller, sealer's supplies 2.13 

$3,020.26 

RECAPITULATION 

Paid State aid $ 216.00 

highways and bridges 979.10 

miscellaneous account 3,020.26 

vState highway 1,321.54 

Town officers 212.36 



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Paid for support of poor $ 324.65 

soldiers' relief for town of Montague 87.92 

$6,161.83 

RESOURCES 

Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1915 $ 536.40 

Amount due on 1914 tax 215.37 

Interest due on 1914 tax 16.15 

Amount due on 1915 tax 1,727.34 

Interest due on 1915 tax 25.91 

Amount due on State aid 216.00 

S 2,757.17 



LIABILITIES 

Due Orange Savings Bank, note S 1,500.00 

int. on note 7.5" 

State Board of Charity 9.00 

town of Philipston, about 56.00 

M. Algie Griswold, coll. 1914 tax 28.00 

" 1915 " 50.00 

$1,630 

Balance in favor of town $ 1,106.67 



WALTER M. WAUGH ) Selectmen 
FRANK R. ALLEN of 

ELLIS A. THAYER ) Preseott 



See page 41 for Jury L/ist and Report of the Overseers of the Poor. 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Paid Silas Whitaker, mowing East cemetery $ 1.25 

Paid H. I. Shaw, mowing Fish cemetery 3.50 



CKMKTKRY FUNDS 



4.75 



Haskins Fund, available 
Expended 


$ 96.17 
8.25 


Whitaker Fund, available 
Expended 


6.40 
3.50 


Paige Fund, available 
Expended 


28.40 

.50 


Johnson Fund, available 
Expended 


8.16 

2.75 


Woods Fund , available 
Expended 


1.83 
.50 


Briggs Fund, available 
Expended 


36.80 
1.25 


HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK A. GRISWOED 
WALTER M. WAUGH 


) Cemetery 
r Commissioners 
) of Prescott 



Town Clerk's Report 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT. 1915 

Date Name Parents 

Jan. 15 Edward Francis Griswold M. Algie Griswold 

( Hive Smith 
Nov. 17 Roger Truman Doubleday Fred W. Doubleday 

Celia Currier 

MARRIAGES RECORDED IX PRESCOTT, l ( H5 

Date Name Age Residence Place 

1914 
Dec. 24 Chas. A. Welden 34 Springfield, Mass. Enfield, Ct. 

Hattie J. Shaw 40 Dana, Mass. 

1915 
June 25 Lewis S. Kelley 33 Prescott, Mass. Prescott, Mass. 

Nellie- F. Tower 29 Prescott. Mass. 

DEATHS RECORDED IX PRESCOTT, 1915 
Date Name Age Place 

yrs. inns. d\ s. 

Jan. 23 Angenette C. Vaughn 77 5 13 Prescott, Mass. 
CLARENCE C. FULLER, Town Clerk 



Treasurer's Report 



1915 

Jan. 1 Rec'd balance from settlement $ 904.62 

Fred W. Doubleday. collector 1912 165.72 

Fred W. Doubleday, collector 1913 196.24 

M. A. Griswold, collector 1914 1,279.95 

M. A. Griswold, collector 1915 2,169.49 

July 5 Rec'd Orange Savings Bank, borrowed 1,500.00 

vSupt. C. Iy. Clay, for books sold 4.26 

Town of Montague 87.92 

grass on Town Farm 5.00 

County Treasurer, dog fund ret'd 1914 63.39 
Mrs. Nellie Brown, rec, for supervision 

of schools 294.12 

C. M. Pierce, for dynamite .50 

Boston & Albany R. R. for fires 28.25 

Cemetery funds from the banks 24.75 

State Treasurer, Mass. School Fund 1,117.29 

protection from fires, 

vState Forester 9.87 

State Treasurer, Inspection of Animals 6.00 

Highway Loan Fund 850.00 

Corporation Tax 34.15 

National Bank Tax 24.26 



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Rec'd State Treasurer, State Aid 

Tuition of Children 
High School Tuition 



Paid assessors' orders, county tax 

state tax 
abatements 1913 
1914 
Orange Savings Bank, note 

interest 
B. W. Buckley, officers' fees 
for certification of note 
Cemetery Commissioners' orders 
school orders returned 
selectmens' orders returned 



Cash to balance 



$ 216.00 
345.50 
150.00 

$ 9,477.28 

$ 432.75 

487.5(» 

12. "j 

5.53 

1.500.00 

67.50 

7.5(i 

2.00 

28.25 

2.754.3m 

3.643.53 

$ 8,940.88 

536.4m 



$ 9,477.28 
C. C. PULLER, Treasurer 



Dec. 31, 1915 



CEMETERY ACCOUNT 

Received from town appropriation 

bank, Haskins fund 
Whitaker fund 
Briggs fund 
Johnson fund 
Woods fund 
Paige fund 



% 3.50 

11 
4.50 

2.25 
5.75 
1.00 
2.00 

$ 28.25 



Paid cemeterv commissioners' orders 



S 28.25 



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The books are as follows, Dec. 31,1915 

Paige fund $ 128.40 

Briggs fund 136.80 

Woods fund 26.83 

Johnson fund 108.16 

Haskins fund 296.17 

Whitaker fund 106.40 



C. C. FULLER, Treasurer 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT 

Dee. 31, 1914, cash on hand $ 17.20 

received town appropriation 25.00 



Paid library trustees' orders $ 15.95 

Cash to balance 26.25 



$ 42.20 



$ 42.20 



C. C. FULLER, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books of the town of Prescott, and 
find the accounts correct to date. 



There is due the town in taxc^, 1 C H4 $215.3] 

Interest due 1914 16.15 



> 231.52 



Taxes due 1915 $ 1,732.34 

Interest due on 1915 taxes 25.91 



S 1.758.25 



Total taxes due the town witli interest $ L.,989.77 

The treasurer lias a cash balance on hand of - ; ; '>.40 

F. P. MITCHELL, Auditor 

December 31, 1915 



Highway Surveyor's Report 



For the summer 19 15 

REPAIRS' ON HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 

Appropriation (Summer 1915) $ 900.00 

Paid Leon Stone, labor $ 39.70 

Carl M. Pierce, labor and lumber for 

bridges 134.49 

Allie Barnes, labor 56.34 

Will Jones, " 60.71 

Leslie M. Pierce, labor 41.20 

Harold Pierce, 85.71 

W. M. Waugh, team 28.75 

Charles Grout, labor and team 1.75 

Ellis Pierce, labor 3.20 

Edwin P. Mitchell, labor 34.75 

Arthur Gross, 19.20 

Herbert Brown, 28.30 

George Snow, 18.40 

Ernest Gardner, team 81.10 

Frank McKeon, " 81.10 

Everett Eaplante, labor 3.60 

Harry Pierce, .80 
F. J. Currier, 1 fork, sharpening picks, 

bars and drills, 2.40 



40 



Paid Waldo Pierce, 1 fork, axle grease and 



spikes 


S 2.00 




C. C. Fuller, nails 


.75 




Will Miller, labor 


.40 




A. W. Mason, labor and lumber 


3.00 




Fred Doubled ay, team and labor 


7n. 00 




Fred Chamberlain, 


39.00 




Enoch Peterson, labor 


22.00 




Roy Pierce, 


16.00 




snow BILLS 






Carl M. Pierce 


1.00 




Allie Barnes 


1.(1,1 


5 876.65 






Balance 


5 25.55 



CUTTING HRTSH ON HIGHWAYS 



Appropriation 
Paid Enoch Peterson, labor 
Will Jones, 

Harold Pierce, 
Carl M. Pierce. 
Leon Stone, 
Leslie M . Pierce, 



Overdrawn $ 2.45 

CARL M. PIERCE, Highway Surveyor 





$ 100.00 


- 1 




24.4c 




10. oo 




28.25 




14.4(i 




18.20 






$ 102.45 





Jury List 



January 1 , 1916 



Howard I. Shaw 
Waldo H. Pierce 
Charles H. Grout 
Leighton A. Upton 
Leroy M. Pierce 
Austin B. Gross 



Farmer 

Merchant 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Laborer 
Farmer 



WALTER M. WAUGH ) 
FRANK R. ALLEN 
ELLIS A. THAYER ) 



Selectmen 
of 

Prescott 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor 



Paid State Board of Charity for support of minor ward $130.29 
Town of Philipston for support of Nos. 13 and 15 194.36 



$324.65 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF ACCOUNT 

Paid support of minor children $ 87.92 

Reimbursed by town of Montague $ 87.92 



WALTER M. WAUGH ) Overseers 
FRANK R. ALLEN of the 

ELLIS A. THAYER ) Poor 



Annual Report 



OF Tin-; 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 
Prescott, Mass. 

For the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1915 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term expires 
William F. Wendemuth, Ch., Prescott 1917 

Fred W. Doubleday, Sec, Greenwich Yill. Tel. 19-4 1916 
Ellis A. Thayer, North Prescott Tel. 12-3 1918 

Superintendent 

Charles C. Richardson, No. Dana, Tel. res. Cooleyville 21-11 

School Physician 
Dr. Stephen Witt, No. Dana Tel. 22-4 

Attendance Officers 

Algie M. Griswold, Prescott 

Howard I. Shaw, Greenwich Village Tel. 11-22 



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Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 484.66 



Town appropriation 


750.00 


Dog fund 


63.39 


Mass. school fund 


1,117.29 


Tuition of state wards 


345.50 


High school tuition refunded 


150.00 


a of Superintendent's salary refunded 


294.12 


Supplies sold 


4.26 




$ 3,209.22 


EXPENDITURES 




Superintendent's salary 


$ 364.70 


School committee pax- 


33.75 


Supervisor of music 


65.00 


Promotion of health 


10.00 


School supplies 


51.47 


Text books 


50.05 


Teachers' salaries 


1,407.00 


High school tuition 


121.00 


High school transportation 


11.84 



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Elementary school transportation 


$ 409.40 


Fuel 


66.35 


Care of rooms 


59.24 


Repairs 


58.65 


Miscellaneous 


45.85 




cth -> 7 r 1 -7 f\ 




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Balance on hand $ 556.27 





ITEMS OF 


EXPENSE 








SUPERVISION 








c. 


L. Clay, superintendent 




$ 


176.46 




c. 
w 


C. Richardson, 
. F. Wendemuth, committee 






188.24 
25.00 




E. 


A. Thayer, 






5.0 




F. 


W. Doubleday, 






3.75 


5 398.45 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 

Jennie McCulloch J5.00 

Elizabeth F. Streckef 30.01 1 



% 65.00 



PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Stephen Witt, M. D., medical inspection 5 10.00 



$ 10.00 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 
J. L. Hammett Co. $ 38.47 

E. E. Babb & Co. 4.91 

A. S. Barnes Co. 2.48 

Sigsbee Co. 2.14 

F. J. Currier, brooms, etc. 1.79 
C. Iy. Clay, general supplies 1.18 
C. C. Richardson, cartage .50 



1.47 



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TEXT BOOKS 



K. K. Babb & Co. 


$ 33.94 




J. L- Hannnett Co. 


15.11 




Daniel Appleton & Co. 


1.00 


$ 50.05 






TEACH KRS 




Fanny G. Thayer 


$ 350.00 




Annis E. L a pi ante 


350.00 




Catherine O'Connor 


231.00 




Grace E. Beeler 


210.00 




Edith M. Kloetzle 


140.00 




Gertrude M. Hanson 


126.00 


$ 1,407.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

City of Springfield, for Martha Snow $ 60.00 

Town of Hard wick, ' Alice Shaw 50.00 

TownofAthol, " Charles Norr is 11.00 



$ 121.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

George L- Snow $ 1.44 

Rev. John W. Norris 10.40 



$ 11.84 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

Silas Whitaker $ 168.40 

G. L. Snow 100.50 

A. H. Gross 75.50 

W. F. Shaw 65.00 

$ 409.40 



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FUEL 

K. T. Wheeler, for wood S 12.00 

W. F. Wendemutli, for Avood 21.00 

F. W. Doubleday. 19.87 

H. R. Wendemuth, sawing wood 5.00 

F. O. Miller, 4.23 

Joseph Sellers, 1.75 

Mildred G. Field, kindlings 1.50 

Clyde R. Powers, " 1.00 



CARK OF ROOMS 



$ 66.35 



C. R. Powers, 4 terms 




$ 1 


M. G. Field, 3 terms 




12.no 


H. R. Wendemuth 






Benlah Patterson 




3.50 


A. E. Iyaplante 




3.50 


Guy Johnson 




2.14 


Harry and Ethel Fiske 




1.10 


Hattie Patterson 




8.50 


< < < < . 

cleaning 




2.5n 


Laura Chamberlain, cleanii 




!.('<> 


Mrs. Carlson, 




2.00 


REPAIRS 




Harry Cogswell, painting and 


paperin 


$ 47.67 


F. W. Doubleday, labor and materials 


5.30 


W. F. Wendemuth 


. . 


2.30 


E. A. Thayer, stove pipe 




L.00 


O. E. Hager, paint 




1.40 


C. C. Fuller, flag ropes etc. 






C. L. Clay, glass 







$ 59.24 



- 58.65 



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MISCELLANEOUS 

H. W. Abbott, for insurance $ 26.84 

Athol Transcript, printing 3.06 

W. F. Wendemnth, census, postage etc. 8.70 

C. C. Fuller, janitor supplies 3.00 

C. C. Richardson, postage 1.00 

C. R. Powers, broom .45 

C. I v . Clay, incidentals 2.80 



$ 45.85 

Total expense for support of schools $ 2,754.30 

For the School Committee 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, Jan. 5, 1916 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Prescott,- 

I herewith submit my 
first annual report of the Prescott public schools, — the four- 
teenth report under the Dana Union Superintendency. 

Within the small space allowed me for reviewing the 
year's school work, it seems best to consider mainly the 
period of my own connection with the schools — the time from 
the opening of the present school year. Below arc given the 
most important statistics usuallj called for in school reports. 

SCHOOL CENSUS OF SEPTEMBER, 1915 



5 to 7 yrs. 


7 to 14 yrs. 


14 to 16 yrs. 


Totals 


Boys 3 


18 


6 




Girls 6 


22 


8 




Total <) 


K) 


14 





Illiterate Minors, none. 

ATTENDANCE RECORD 

School year. 1914-15 Fall term 1915 

Schools boys girls tot. Av. Av. Pei boys girls tot. A\. Li tar- pert. Vis. \ i^ 

mem.att. cnt. mem.att. dy att. Supt. others 



No. 1 9 


17 


16 


19 


19 


.96 


L3 


15 


28 


24 


24 


29 


5 


6 





No. 3 6 


9 


15 


14 


13 




5 




14 


L3 


13 


n 


4 


6 


1 


No. 4 7 


9 


16 


L3 


11 


.88 


12 


7 


19 


17 


16 





5 


6 


4 


No. 5 6 


7 


13 


8 


8 




4 


4 


8 


6 


6 


7 





6 





Totals 28 


42 


70 


54 


51 


.94 


34 


35 


69 


60 


59 


36 


14 


24 


11 



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CLASSIFICATION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND AGES, 
ENROLMENT OF JANUARY, 1916 



Ages 


5 


6 


7 8 


9 10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


Totals 


Grades 1 


1 


2 


4 1 












8 


II 




1 


5 4 


1 1 










12 


III 






1 


1 


1 








3 


IV 






1 


4 


1 


1 






7 


V 








3 




1 




1 


5 


VI 








1 


4 


4 


1 




10 


VII 












1 


1 


1 


3 


VIII B 


1, A 










1 


3 


6 


10 


Totals, 


1 


<-> 
6 


10 6 


6 5 


6 


8 


5 


8 


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GENERAL TOTALS 



Population of Prescott, State Census of 1915 

School children in the town 5 to 16 years old, School 
Census of September, 1915; Boys 27, Girls 36 

School Enrolment, Fall Term of 1915, Boys 34, Girls 

Average Membership, same period 

Average Attendance, same period 

Percentage of Attendance 

Enrolment for School Year 1914-15, net 

Average Membership, same period 

Average Attendance, same period 

Average length of last school year in days 

Aggregate attendance in days 

Valuation of the town, 1915 $ 21 

Total tax raised by the town, 1915: 

Property $ 3,658.89 

Polls 208.00 

Town appropriation for public schools, 1915 

Ratio of school appropriation to whole property tax 



35 



299 

63 

69 

60 

59 

93 

57 

54 

52 

173 

9,047^ 

5,229.00 



3,866.89 

700.00 

19% 



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REPORT OK SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 

Mr. C. C. Richardson, 

Superintendent of Schools, - 

The following' is submitted as 
my first report to the town of Prescott. 

In general this course is modeled to give the student the power of 
appreciating the best in music. This is gained through ear-training. 
voice-culture, sight-reading, and learning of songs. 

The first step in the child's musical education is to eradicate false 
tone estimate, to make his ear-tone perfect through watching or imi- 
tating right tones. All children who art- without serious physical de- 
fects can become singers if patiently trained along these lines at an 
early age. When tone perfect he is ready to learn by rote songs that 
are simple but artistic and valuable musically. 

A little later there enters sight-reading and enough technical work 
to make sight-reading more rapid. I have found thechildren, especially 
i n the Prescott schools, readily and eagerly grasping the technical work 
suitable to their age, thereby gaining powers of concentration and 
real enjoyment of music. I have put especial emphasis on reading, both 
individually and as a class, because it is needed and greatly help- 
ward interest and attention. The Bowen slips, also exercises and songs 
from the New Educational Readers, have proved excellent material for 
this part of the training. 

Throughout the Prescott schools there is a splendid spirit for real 
work, so that in spite of various handicaps, such as too many grades 
working together, I feel that we shall complete a well defined cours 
study. 

I wish to thank the teachers for valuable help and patient effort. 
Also I am indebted to you and the school board in helping me to be- 
come acquainted with my new work. 

Respect fully submitted. 

ELIZABETH P. STRBCKER. 

SCHOOL PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 

For the year ending Dec. 31 y l9l5 

To the School ( ommittee of Prescott: 

The general health of the scholars 
of the several schools has been remarkably good, little sickness to keep 
the pupils absent but a \er\ short time at the most. 

STEPHEN WITT, M. D. 



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TUITION PUPILS IN SCHOOLS NO. 2 AND NO. 3 
THUS FAR THIS SCHOOL YEAR --STATE CHARGES 

Arthur Briggs, Bertie Downer, Florence Downer, William Downer, 
Gershom Ewell, Bva Jackson, George Jackson, Sadie Jackson, Leonard 
Kelly, Grace Murphy, Mildred Newell, George Snowdell, Mary Snow- 
dell, Catherine Snyder, Charlotte Stone, Rdna Stone. 



Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Freda Miller 
Mildred Newell 
Eva Wolff 

Lyman Allen 
Marion Fogg 
Eva Jackson 
Hazel Jackson 
Guy Johnson 
Rubie Lincoln 
Fannie Shaw 
Beatrice Smith 
George Snowdell 
Mary Snowdell 

Barbara Boyd 
Hope Boyd 
Arthur Briggs 
Leon Gelinas 
Nelson Gelinas 
Rosa Gelinas 
Vera Laplante 
Norman Lincoln 
Ruth Lincoln 
Eunice Mitchell 
Grace Murphy 
Beulah Patterson 



HONOR ROLE 

SCHOOL YEAR, 1914-15 
THREE TERMS 



TWO TERMS 



ONE TERM 



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Leon Shaw 
Catherine Snyder 
Ralph Torrey 
Mildred Walker 
Winnie Walker 
Herman Wendemuth 
Damon Wilman 

I- ALL TERM 1915 

Pupils in Prescott schools perfect in attendance throughout the Fall 
Term of the school year 1915-16, that is, those who have been members 
all the time and have not been absent, tardy, or excused. 



SCHOOL NO. 2 



Lyman Allen 
Kvelyn Gelinas 
Nelson Gelinas 
Eva Jackson 
Sadie Jackson 

Marie Chamberlain 
Vera Laplante 
Mildred Walker 
Winifred Walker 

Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Beulah Patterson 
Fannie Shaw 
Eva Wolff 



SCH< M >L NO. 3 



SCH< >OL N< ). I 



SCHOOL CALENDAR, 19K 



Mar. 10 Winter Term closes 13 \ 
Mar. 11-26 Vacation of two weeks 
Mar. 27 Spring Term commences 
June 16 Spring Term closes 12 weeks 
Sept. 4 Fall Term commences 
Nov. 24 Fall Term closes 12 weeks 
Nov. 25-Dec. 3 Vacation of one week 
Dec. 4 Winter Term commences 
Dec. 23-Jan. 7 Vacation of two weeks 



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Mar. 9 Winter Term closes — 12 weeks 
Mar. 10-25 Vacation of two weeks 
Mar. 26 Spring Term commences 
June 15 Spring Term closes 12 weeks 



JvKGAJv HOLIDAYS IN THRU TIMK 



Washington's Birthday 


Feb. 21 


Patriots' Day 


Apr. 19 


Memorial Day 


May 30 


I^abor Day 


vSept. 4 


Columbus Day 


Oct. 12 


STUDENTS 


ATTE? 


Charles Norris 




Alice Shaw 




Ralph Torrey 





Athol High School 

Hardwick High School 

New Salem Academy 

Of the four schools that are now running, two are under 
experienced teachers of assured success. The other two are 
in charge of beginners in the work, although one of these 
teachers has had a full normal training. The latter two 
schools, however, have been well managed and in some re- 
spects the work in them has been carried on with noteworthy 
results. School No. 5, now numbering five pupils, might be 
closed at the end of the school year and the pupils distributed 
among other schools. On the other hand, School No. 2 
has been running with a full house. It becomes a question 
for careful consideration by the committee what the fourth 
school should be if four are to be open. The matter of location 
should usually decide this question. 

In the work of improving our schools there are a very few 
main sides to approach. First the externals must be set in 
order. These include the house itself, the school grounds, 
fences or walls, outbuildings, entries, wood sheds and closets, 
cupboards and cases for books and supplies, shelves, stove and 
its attachments, tables, desks, chairs, utensils, wall pictures, 
and all other such articles as pupils use in their work, — appa- 
ratus, books, supplies — in short, everything of a material 



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nature, and the list has come to be a long one. Some of the 
larger objects, as school buildings and grounds, call for expen- 
diture of money by the school committee, or they need a 
good-sized contribution of work in the form of a bee, if such 
a whole-hearted kind of service can be called back once in a 
while from a distance of two generations, as it surely ought 
to be. The smaller matters can be sufficiently cared for by 
any teacher who is a leader, acting under the guidance of a 
superintendent. 

Some of our school buildings show plainly the result- 
proper care in painting and papering. This should not stop 
till the school becomes a real home. The school grounds (of 
which we have only one deserving such a plural name — those 
at No. 4 school) should include a spacious playground as well 
as a threefold garden with its shrubbery, flowers, and pro- 
duets raised. 

We have begun this year a classified listing of the mate- 
rial, by individual articles, with a view to economic school 
housekeeping. (It is surprising how many articles have been 
allowed to collect and go unused in our school rooms. These 
must be put to use, or if unusable, must be removed to 
place to useful articles.) This j§ but the beginning of an 
ACCOUNTING-FOR process that must be followed up with 
the greatest care. To have always in black and white just 
what material things ever) school has on hand and to know 
the use for every thing and put it to that use requires a mature, 
wise, ami energetic teacher with a clear moral vision. 

In the second place the mental side ^i the school has to 
be attended to. Nowhere else lias the superintendent found 
teachers more eager to ascertain just what subject-matter is 
best to be taught their pupils and just how to teach this re- 
quired matter. There is no doubt in the minds of the I 
cott teachers that time is well spent in visiting other schools 
to observe what things are being taught and what methods are 
used in teach ing. 



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It is hard to give up the idea that what used to be taught 

in a certain way must still be taught and in the same way. 
And vet the present age is altogether different. Even the 
children are looking for different things. Teachers are train- 
ed under different leaders. Ours is an age of machinery in 
many senses too much machinery in some ways, it is to be 
admitted. But the right teacher in the right place means a 
teacher who knows finely what present day needs are and feels 
and lives with children born in the twentieth century. More 
than this, the present day is scientific and will not long endure 
uncertainty and guesswork. Hence sure tests of the results of 
teaching and managing a school must be produced in a system- 
atic and understandable form. ACCOUNTING, or RE- 
CORD KEEPING, of pupils' doing? is the outcome of modern 
teaching as much as book-keeping is the voice that speaks for 
a business firm. Here is the chance for a higher kind of 
economy than can be measured by the dollars of the externals 
above mentioned. 

In the third and last place, more valuable than all else, is 
the spirit of the whole thing, — emanating" from the teacher, 
reflected by her pupils, and reacted by all other persons con- 
nected. From this side the superintendent has observed all 
the Prescott teachers in full faith. It is hard to find a force of 
teachers even in a small town who work in the atmosphere of 
free communion of spirit with their pupils and at peace within 
and without. The teachers of your town are so living. This 
is four-fifths in the final COUNTING of what is really pre- 
cious in the threefold work in our public schools. 

In full appreciation of the kind and timely support from 
the committee and citizens during the year, this report is 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES C. RICHARDSON, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report: 

Fifty-nine titles have been added to the catalogue this 
year. Most of these are the gift of the Library Commission. 
Several documents and reports have also been received from 
the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth. A traveling 
library belonging to the "Women's Education Association" 
has been with us during th< The M. A. C. library has 

also loaned us _ 1 volumes for a few weeks. 

Anion- the gifts received this year is one of considerable 
local interest, Bullard's "History of New Salem Academy." 
The Grange branch has been temporarily abandoned. It was 
found that rats were chewing the bindings ^i the books and 
they were returned to the main library. 

Altogether, 1,490 books have been loaned the pastyeai 
these 484 are credited to the main library, 891 to the "Hill" 
branch, -40 to the Grange branch and 75 to the East branch. 

We desire to express our thanks to those who so freely 
give of their lime and strength in the care of the various 
branches without any remuneration whatever, and to all who 
have aided us in any way. 

A list of the new books (Catalogue Supplement No. 22) 
will be found printed herewith. 

The trustee whose term expires this year is Henry A. 
Johnson. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Receipts 
Balance from last year $ 17.20 

Town appropriation 25.00 

$ 42. JO 

Expenditures 

Mildred Field, librarian $ 10.00 

W. F\ Wendemuth, cartage of books, labor, 

postage, freight, express and wood 5.95 

$ 15.95 



Balance on hand $ 26.25 

F A or the trustees 

\V. F. Wendemuth, Chairman 
Prescott, Jan. 8, 1916 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free Public 

Library 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 22 

Author Tn Number 

Abbot. Panama and the Canal 
The Nations at W 

Adams. Harper's Electricity Book for Boys 

Machinery " 

Barclay. The Rosary 

Bjorkman. Woman's Suffra 

Bower. Chip of the Flying U 

Bullanl. History of New Salem Academy 

Child. The Hew and Why of Electricity 

Comstock. Janet of the Dunes 

Joyce of the North Woods 

Detmold & Dugdale. Th B ik of Babj Birds 

Fox. Christmas Kw on L,oneso 2840 

Hill. Fighting a Fire 

Holland. The Belgians at Home 

Howard. Lowney's Cook Hook 2843 

Hugo. Works of, Vol. 1 ^44 

" " 8 845 

" o 2846 

"10 ^47 



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Hyde. School Speaker and Reader 2848 

Johnston. The Little Colonel Stories 2849 

" House Party 2850 

" Holidays 2851 

" Hero 2852 

Johnson. When Mother Lets Us Cook 2853 

Koester. Kleetricity for the Farm and Home 2854 

Mabie. Heroes Kvery Child v Shonld Know 2855 
Mackay. The House of the Heart and Other Plays for 

for Children 2856 

Maeterlinck. The Blue Bird for Children 2857 

Martin. Reflections of a Beginning Husband 2858 

Marshall. v Stories of Roland 2859 

Masefield. Jim Davis 2860 

McDonald & Dalyrmple, Manuel in Mexico 2861 

McLaughlin & Gilchrist. Song Reader 2862 

Meldrum. Holland and the Hollanders 2863 

Morley. The Spark of Life 2864 

Morris. Historical Tales from the German 2865 

North. Camp and Camino in Lower California 2866 

Olcott. In Starland With a Three Inch Telescope 2867 

Osborne. The Family House 2868 

Palmer. My Year of the Great War 2869 

Raine. Bucky O'Connor 2870 

Ridgway of Montana 2871 

Rainsford. A Preacher's Story of His Work 2872 

Richards. Valentine 2873 

Shakespeare. Work of 2874 

Shafer. Harper's Beginning- Electricity 2875 

Smith. The Young Puritans in Captivity 2876 

Stratton-Porter. At the Foot of the Rainbow 2877 

Verrill. Harper's Aircraft Book 2878 

Williams. Let Me Explain 2879 

Wister. The Pentecost of Calamity 2880 

Princess Mary's Gift Book 2881 



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Everybodys Cyclopedia Vol. 1 2882 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1916 

Polls ( NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 4000 $86.45 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 40, cow 15, 7 fowls 4, all other ratable estate 10 3.31 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 72a 700 22.90 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 500, 18 cows 810, 2 two year olds 75, 5 
yearlings 90, 30 fowls 18, all other ratable estate 
390, house 325, 2 barns 475, wind mill 50, corn barn 
25, home place 175a 21.25, Cleveland lot 25a 300 100.48 
Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 5.23 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

horse 100, all other ratable estate 100, house 100, 
barn 25, home place 4a 75, Vaughan lot la 15 9.89 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt clause 14) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie 1^. 

10 fowls 6, all other ratable estate 350, Woods lot 10a 

125 11.14 



4 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



1 Berry, Charles W. 

3 horses 400, 9 cows 495, 3 yearlings 100, all other 
ratable estate 225, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 
25, garage 25, home place 102a SZ5 52.26 

Berry, Annie L. 

all other ratable estate: 25, house 200, barn 200, shed 

50, cider mill 50, home place 90a 1000 29.07 

1 Blake, George G. 

house 250, barn 50, home place 50a 250 12.45 

Brown, L. Flora 

horse 125, 2 cows 80, two year old 40, yearling 2^K 

other ratable estate 265. house 300, barn 150, Powers 

barn 100. home place 52a 200, Powers place 17 

900, Stone lot 18a 125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 

3a 10, Grey lot 30a 800 57.01 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 2.00 

1 Browne, Arthur L. 

horse 75, 5 cows 120, 2 two year olds 40, 2 yearlin 
30. all other ratable estate 10 7.25 

Browne. Lillie S. F. 

house 250, barn 175, home place 70a 5 15.7s 

1 Brown, George \V. 2.00 

1 Brown, Carl 2.00 

Burroughs, Lura C. 

all other ratable estate 15. house A25, barn 100, 
horse barn 5". 2 sheds loo. home place 45a 400 
Boutin, Lucy P. 

house 5(H), barn 150. hen house 25. shop 50, home 

place 20a 200 15. 3 

1 Boyd, William P. 

2 horses 250, 6 cows 210, 6 two year olds 150. 6 
yearlings 155, 4 swine 50. 45 fowls 27. house ,>0iK 
barn 275, horse barn 75. hen house 25. silo 75. 
home place 80a 1200 54 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Bowen, Frank A. 2.00 

1 Blackmer, Eugene 2.00 
Barker, Albina C. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 10.45 

c 

1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 14a 75 7.70 

1 Carlson, John 

horse 150, cow 25, all other ratable estate 15, house 
• 250, barn 150, 2 hen houses 75, home place 8a 125 17.96 
Chapin, Luther D. (exempt) 

1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 350, 6 cows 270, 2 yearlings 60, swine 20, 
45 fowls 27, all other ratable estate 60 16.95 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, small barn 75, shed 25, home 
place 78a 1100 38.00 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

2 horses 350, all other ratable estate 20, house 250, 
barn 100, cow shed 75, home place 80a 500 26.61 

Clark, Mrs. L- P. (heirs or devisees) 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 1700 55.10 
Clark, Minnie 

2 horses 100, 13 cows 585, 2 yearlings 65, all other 
ratable estate 25 14.73 

1 Clarke, Walter A. 

horse 25, all other ratable estate 10 2.67 

1 Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 50, cow 50, two year 
old 45, 2 yearlings 40, 10 fowls 6, all other ratable 
estate 30, house and store 750, barn 150, shop 75, 
hen house 25, home place la 25, Haskins & John- 
son lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 
160, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, Baker & Darby lot 3a 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



75 52.37 

Crossett, Harriet I. (heirs or devisees) 

house and store 700, land 5000 feet 10 13.49 

Congregational Church Society 

house 500, barn 200, home place 11a , : 19. 

Clark, Jay Jr. & Helen M. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 5a 75 
1 Clark, Jay Jr. 

all other ratable estate 10 . .00 

D 

1 Doubled ay, John A. 

house _ ; "n, barn 200, home place 70a A 18.15 

1 Doubleday, Fred \V. 

3 horses 150, 4 cows 180, 4 two year olds 110, 5 
yearlings 100, 60 fowls 36, all other ratable estate 
15, house 50, barn 5' in, hen house 25, home place 
83a 1000 
Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees 

house 400, barn 275, Holder* house 100, Holden 
barn 25, home place L04a 1400, Holder! place 4a 
50 42.75 

1 Damon, I Iomer 1 1 . 

horse 50, cow 30, swine 6, 270 fowls 160, other 

ratable estate 5, house 200, barn 50, hen house 

home place 57a 150 15.32 

1 Day, Arthur 17 2.00 

F 

1 Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 100, 6 cows 240, yearling 25, all other ratable 
estate 10, house 100, barn 100, shed 50, corn barn 
25, home place 57a 450 22.91 

1 Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 800, 2 horses 200, cow 45. 40 fowls 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



24, all other ratable estate 25, house 175, barn 175, 
shop 50, store house 50, house and store 300, home 
place 10a 150, land 5000 feet 15, < ut lot 4a 25 40.65 

G 

1 Gleason, Elmer (exempt clause 10) 
Gleason, Susan J. 

horse 25, cow 45, 70 fowls 42, house 200, barn 75, 

hen house 25, home place 12a 100 9.73 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 50, 5 cows 225, yearling 30, house 200, 

barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 40a 450 22.34 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, 2 two year olds 60, 2 oxen 150, 

10 fowls 6 8.20 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, 2 cows 80, two year old 40, all other rat- 
able estate 15, house 200, barn 50, home place 40a 
450 19.29 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

4 horses 275, 4 cows 160, 3 two year olds 85, year- 
ling 20, 3 swine 50, 25 fowls 15, all other ratable 
estate 50, house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home 
place 110a 1000 42.00 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 165, 7 cows 315, 55 fowls 33, all other rat- 
able estate 25, house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home 
place 75a 800 35.50 

Golden Rule Grange 

Grange Hall & Store 350, barn 100, land la 50 9.50 

H 

Haskins, Hannah (exempt clause 9) 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50 
1 Hamilton, John h. 2.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION 



1 Hannum, Austin P. 

3 horses 375, 11 cows 495, 2 two year olds 90, 3 
yearlings 75, all other personal estate 50 22.62 

1 Hannum, Charles E. 2.00 

Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200 3.80 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 

50, home place 62a 1000 27.55 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 5.80 

1 Hastings, William \V. 2.00 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 

horse 25, 4 cows 180, all other personal estate 20, 
house 400, 3 barns 350, shed 25, home place 102a 
1200 41.81 

J 

1 Jones, William H. 2.00 

1 Johnson, Willi an H. 

2 horses 75, 5 cows 160, yearling 15, 40 fowls 24. 
all other ratable estate 15. house 350, barn 300, 
home place 51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 46.44 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 205, 2 two year olds 75, year- 
ling 25, house 275, barn 100, home place 79a 1400, 
Abbott lot 74a 450 52-93 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

horse 40, 7 cows 210, house 150, barn 100, Potter 
house 50, home place 77a 885, Potter land Ja 5. 
land (old place) 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 100 55.16 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

10 fowls 6, all other ratable estate 30, Bartlett lot 
25a 1000, Allen lot 8ja 200 25.48 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



old place 123a 3000 57.00 

K 

1 Kelley, Eugene G. 

4 horses 250, 15 cows 525, 3 two year olds 100, 4 
yearlings 100, all other ratable estate 200, house 
700, barn 400, shed 50, store house 75, carriage 
house 100, home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 140 80.67 

1 Kelley, Lewis S. 2.00 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 2.00 

Kezar, Sophrona (exempt clause 9) 
land 3a 25 

L 

1 Laplante, Everett E. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 15 3.24 

1 Lawless, John H. 

portable house 25 2.48 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, Bishop lot 44a 200 7.23 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 400 12.83 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 125, cow 40, house 250, barn 300, home place 

150a 600 26.99 



Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 40, 2 cows 90, yearling 15, 2 swine 25, 230 
hens 138. all other ratable estate 400, old house 
100, new house 400, barn 150, hen house 300, 
home place 27a 350 43.38 

N 

Norton, Charles P. 2.00 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 10a 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



300, pasture lot 9a 50 16.65 

Norris, John W. 

horse 150, all other ratable estate 15 5.14 



1 Paige, John C. 

3 horses 250, 6 cows 225, 2 yearlings 4<>, house 350, 

barn 200, home place 104a 15 " .74 

1 Paige, Charles \\\ 2.00 

1 Pierce, Daniel F. 

house 200, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 5 
Chapin barn _ ; 5, home place - 575, Freeman 
place 20, Chapin place La 25 5 l> s 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

cow 50, 7(> fo\vl> 42, hcus< '.75. barn 75. home 
place 30a 500 17 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

horse 2r>, 2 cows 75. all other ratable esta 
Pettingill, Flora B. 

house Jim), barn 500, ben house 40, corn barn 25, 
new shed 50, home plad - 

1 Pierce. Kllis F. 

2 horses £25, 5 cows 200, 5 yearlings 45. 10 fowls 
6, all other ratable estate 50, house 250, barn 125, 
shed 25. home place 74a 1000 

1 Pierce, Leroy M. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, cow 45, swine 15. 

yearling 20, all other ratable estate 20, house 5 

barn 125. Gilbert house 300, hen house 25. garage 

25, home place ^>a 25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce lot 

28a 600, Kerry lot 12a 125. Titus lot 5a 50 47.60 

1 Pierce, Harold F. 

1 Pierce Harrison I). 2.00 



11 



Polls NAME and VALUATION Tax 



1 Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 40, 3 cows 130, yearling 20, 110 fowls 66, all 
other ratable estate 20, house 250, barn 100, hen 
house 50, h >:n2 place 25a 250 19.60 

1 Powers, Charles L. 2.00 

1 Powers, Adelbert L. 

Whitaker lot 30a 125 4.38 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 30, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 

25a 300 11.97 

1 Powers, Miner E. 

2 horses 200, 3 cows 125, yearling 20, swine 25, 
470 fowls 2>\2 y all other ratable estate 350, house 
150, barn 100, 5 hen houses 250, grain room 25, 
garage 25, shed 25, home place 58a 500 41.47 

1 Peterson, Enoch K. 

2 horses 225, 5 cows 225, 1 two year old 45, all 
other ratable estate 20, house 250, barn 150, shed 
50, shop 25, garage 25, home place 75a 550, Fish 

lot 10a 100 33.64 

1 Peirce, Leslie M. 

cow 30, yearling 15, all other ratable estate 50, 
house 100, barn 100, shed 25, home place 50a 275 13.31 
Peirce, Bertha C. 

130 fowls 78, all other ratable estate 100 3.38 

R 

1 Reed, Harry A. 

3 horses 350, 16 cows 680, 3 two year olds 80, 3 
yearlings 45, 2 swine 25, all other ratable estate 30, 
house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 115a 2250 85.32 

1 Ryder, Frank L. 2.00 

Ryder, Adeline 

2 horses 150, 3 cows 90, yearling 25, 30 fowls 18, 
all other ratable estate 30, house 350, barn 100, 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



home place 60a 600 25.90 

Roberts, Frederick & Agnese 

house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 7.13 

1 Roberts, Frederick 

horse 65, all other ratable estate 10 3.43 

s 

1 Shoveloff, Joseph 

Shaw, Joseph X. (heirs or devisees) 

2 houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 75. 
home place 70a 4000 
Shaw, Lillie & Belden, Hattie 

horse 1_ ; 5, cow 30, all other ratable estate 15 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

In rse 100, 4 cows 150, yearling 20, all other rat- 
able estate 425, house 225, 2 barns 200, home plj 
18a 200, Berry lot 20a 100 

1 Shaw, Willis F. 

1 Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 50, horse 10, cow 30, all other ratable 
estate 225, house 200, barn 100, cider mill 25, sin p 
25, home place 21a 150, Aldrich place 100 

1 Smith. Justin I.. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 270, 3 two year olds LOO, 4 
yearlings 60, all other ratable estate 250, house : 
barn 100, shop 10, shed 25, .eara.ee 25, home place 
89a 105o 46.46 

Smith, Jennie A. 

4 cows 160, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500 17.77 

1 Stacy, John X. 

two year old 40, 1*' fowl- 6 

1 Stone. Leon F. 

Stone. Fne\ (exempt clause 9) 

house 175. (barn 100, home place 50a 400) 5.55 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

T 

1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

2 horses 250, 4 cows 180, 2 two year olds 80, year- 
ling 15, 15 fowls 9, all other ratable estate 300, 
house 2 25, barn 150, garage 25, home place 89a 800, 
Schneider place 30a 50(), Vaughan lot 25a 200 53.95 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old place 

43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 20a 100 26.60 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

horse 100, cow 40, 10 fowls 6, all other ratable es- 
tate 15 5.06 

u 

Upton, George H. (exempt clause 14) 
house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 

1 Upton, Leighton A. 

horse 75, cow 40, 10 fowls 6, all other ratable estate 

10, house 200, shed 25, home place la 25 9.24 

1 Upton, Harry A. 2.00 

V 

1 Vaughan, Walter S. 

horse 25< house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 8.18 

Vaughan, Mrs. Ida (exempt clause 14) 
land 36a 200 
1 Yenette, James 

4 horses 250, 7 cows 325, two year old 30, 4 year- 
lings 90, swine 25, all other ratable estate 20, house 
200, barn 75, hen house 25, home place 65a 1000 40.76 
1 Venette, Simeon 2.00 

1 Venette, Joseph 2.00 

1 Venette, Oliver 2.00 

1 Venette, Ezra 2.00 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



w 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 650, 23 cows 1035, 5 two year olds 170, 5 
yearlings 100, 50 fowls 30, all other ratable estate 
100, house 500, barn 300, silo 100, Smith house 50, 
Smith barn 100, Smith shed 1 5, home place 64a 900, 
Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, Fisher 
place 54a 500, Haskins pasture 30a 250 Ins. 41 

1 Waugh, George T. 

1 Walker, Joseph P. 

4 horses 525, 12 cows 600, 5 yearlings 150, all other 
ratable estate 75 27.65 

Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, silo 100, lien nous home 

place 105a 1500 42.75 

1 Walker, George W. 2.00 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

2 horses 200, n cows 495, 3 yearlings 60, all other 
ratable estate 15, barn 50, Richard lot 90a 600 $.98 

1 Wendemuth, William F. 

5 cows 2lo, two year old 30, 2 oxen 100, swine 12, 
45 fowls 27, house 100, barn 100, home- place 73a 

400 21.36 

Wendemuth, Mabel I,. 

house 400, barn 200, horse- barn 100, home place 

78a 7oo .60 

1 Wendemuth, Albert W. 2.00 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, cow 45, yearling 12, swine S. 120 fowls 
72, all other ratable estate 20, house 150, barn 100, 
hen house lb y shed 15, home place 70a 550 IS. 57 

1 Wolff, Frank F. 

house 150, barn 100, shed 25, home place 68a 400 16.7 ; 



15 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Wood, Emma (exempt clause 10) 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25 
Wardwell, B. Frank 

cow 45, 30 fowls 18 3.20 

Wardwell, Iconise D. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 10.93 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



TUMI. 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 50, Woods lot 25a : c Brown and 

Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 7 . I"i»t 

lot 58a 500 4. 

Powers, ( )rin J . 

land 150a 2500 P. 50 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devis 

Horr lot 60a 1500, Ben P . ' • '. Merrit 

Hon- lot 45a 500, Arnot lol 

Putnam lol 60a 100, Ban 

place 88 i :.4S 

Diamon'd Match C 

Darby lot 31a I r >" 
Woods, \[. A., Athol, Lincoln Levi .Ana 

2 small houses 5< '. Lind ish 

mountain 8a 51 • 

Clark. Naomi < heirs or 1 1 

Land 67a 11.40 

Hunter. Edward 

land 20a 300 
Thrasher, Joseph I.. 

l.i.i 1 v '.1 15 '. Pre mai 

S.hkK rson pastun 
Parker, Abel I ). 

Berry Lot l ! ia 75 1 .45 

L utler, Sunt '' Levis 

pi road Lot H a 25, K< Lie) h ' 
I In iter, ( reorge I,. 

land 7,i 75 
Wheeler, John A 

land 7a L0 I 



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NAME and VALUATION Tax 



Adams, Herbert I). & Edna A. 

land 33a 300 5.70 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 7.60 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 75 1 .43 

Hillside Industrial School (clause 3 exempt) 

land 56a 275 
Clifford, Lucy N 

Fry land 6a 50 .95 

! [arrington, Martha J . 

Darby lot 10a L00, Woods, (). I y . lot 55a 5(h), 

Berry lot 30a 500, J. M. Harrington lot 80a 8000 172. 90 

♦ WORCESTER 

Ilerrick, Leander 

Pine Hill lot 55a 3500, Whitcomb Mill lot 2a 25 , 
C. A. Powers lot 50a 500, John Aruot lot 12a 400, 
Charles X. Powers lot 4a 50, Upton place 59a 
450. Upton house 50 94.53 

Ivsty, Charles H. and Walter S. 

Esty lot 65a 500 5.70 

Peirce, Lunian P. 

land 153a 900 17.10 

Vaughan, Mrs. K. H. 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a 100 5.23 

Vaughan, Ernest H. 

horse 35, other ratable estate 15, house 500, barn 

125, hen house 75. home place 80a 2000 52.25 

Reinecke, Zudie 

house 400, home place ^a 25 8.08 

OKLOHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 50a 300, land 10a 500 6.65 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George L. 

hous.e 100, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 4.28 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

Lucas, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 22.- 

ORANGE 
Howe, Josiah D. (heirs or devisees I 

Newell place 118a 300" 
Whipple, Warren M. 

land 9a 1 50 2. 

AMHERST 
Paige, Walter S. 

Plain land 9a 200 
Goodale, Etta L. 

land 6a 5(> 
Cadwell, Frank A. 

land 8a 50, Clark land 7.i L00, Caswell place 15< 

650, Tobin land 25a 75. Fountain land mill priv- 
ilege 3a - ,; > 
Cadwell, Cowles and Hobart 

Garlic lot 40a 300 
Macomber, Mrs. 1 [enry 

Freeman land LOa 251 1 
Richardson, Joseph 1 1 . 

land I 8a 200 

ENFIELD 
Newbry, ( reorgt 

land 1 la 150 
Downing Edward B. 

Horr lot 8a 40 
Ward, Lucy F. 

Henienway lot 30a 100, Nutting- lot 30a l< 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 50a 250, Cowan lot 30a 150 7.60 

Garlic, George H. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 12.35 
Horr, Ruben N. 

Pierce 15a 700 13.30 

Horr, Caroline (heirs or devisees) 

Old place 60a 2000 38.00 

BONDS VII^LE 

Bond, R. W. 

Brigham lot 33a 500, Pierce and Ellis lot 32a 350 16.15 

PElyHAM 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 64a 400, Crossett 

lot 6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250 24.23 

Cadrett, Harold 

Shores Hunt lot 4a 10, A. Cadrett lot 40a 150 3.04 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 600 11.40 

Cook, Theodore L. (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 100 1.90 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50 .95 

Reed, Aid en D. 

Sykes land 2ki 50 .95 

Horr, Klbridge 

Mitchell lot 7a 25 „48 

NEW SALEM 
Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 400, Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 

60a 500 19.95 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair lot 15a 150 
Berry, Elmer A. and Sawtell, H. E 

Vaughn lot 46a 1800 34.20 

Lincoln, Mrs. Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 
Stacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees I 

Bigelow lot 26a 40 
Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce lot 6a 75 1 .45 

Cogswell , Henry A . 

Ctimmings lot 25 9.50 

Clark, Charles A. 

2 barns 275. home place H 

Vinneca, Elisha 

Land 25a 700 
Orcutt, William F. 

Land fca loo 
Brufi Flora ' . 

limit land 38 
Sears, Arthur C. 

1> ;m 75. home place I "* ] ' [enry I I 

Whitaker, Earl 

2 horses 300, 2 cows 50, 1" fowls 

able estate 200 1" 

tSH \M 

Cook, Mrs. II. D. 

Nutting loi '5.i :-^^ 

SHUTESBURY 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter bam 25. house 150, Totter place la 

Ames place 44a 500, J. A. Pierce lot. 0, 

Flint and Gillett lot 65a 450 25.46 



21 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a LOO 1.90 

LEVERETT 
Cornwell, Charles H. 

Pierce Meadows 18a 150 2.85 

WENDELL 
Incline, TCHza H. 

house 50, home place 10a 50 1.90 

I [askins, Henry M . 

barn 100, home place 40a 300 7.60 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles K. 

Hemenway lot 23a 100, Brown lot 4a 200 5.70 

Hanson, Frank \Y. 

Fred Lincoln lot 10a 600 11.40 

Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 10.45 

Tyler, K. P. 

land 54a 800, Humes lot 27a 500 24.70 

L,indsey, F. H. 

land 60a 100 1.90 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 2.38 

Carey, Jerry 

land 30a 50 .95 

Kennedy, David L. 

small building 50, Lincoln land 4a 200, Mason 

lot 35a 100 6.65 

Stevens, Arthur 

building 25, land 17a 50 1.43 

Shattuck, Charles W. 

barn 150, shed 25, home place 100a 900 20.43 



22 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Mason, Anthony W. 

stock in trade 300, all other ratable estate 100, 
barn 100, office 50, mill 2000, boiler house 100, 
land 32a'125 52.73 

Doubleday, John A. and Frank 

Mount L. lot 36a 600 11.40 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George D. 

land 60a 2000 5s. 00 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 25\), Aiken lot 8a II 6.65 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 AS 

EAST BR< >OK FIELD 

Howe, Georgianna 

Vaughan place 89a 1500 5.50 

H \RT1> iKH. c< >N N 

Stacy, Ina B, 

house" 225, barn 100, hen house 25 place 

69a 10 25.65 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus X. 

Holden let Ida 150 2.85 

WESTFIELD 

Warner, George C. ( heir-- or devisees ) 

land 25a 2 3.80 

inn. lis. \ . 
Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 1-00, Leonard Lincoln lot 
63a 2 11.40 

SYRACUSE, ■ V. 
James, Mary Lois 

house 300, garage 75, Horr land I 300 12. S3 



23 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

LUDLOW 

Iyiidlow Manufacturing Associates 

land 2a 1000, flowed land 50a 500, Shores lot 
20a 200, Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson & Flint lot 
100a 600, Gillett lot 42a 400 57.00 

Mc Lean, Mrs. J. K\ 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 9.50 

WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughan,- Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 500 9.50 

WARE 
Petrie, Alexander 

house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 14.25 

Bailey, Sidney A. 

Kelley lot 100a 300 5.70 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedinan, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 1.90 

West, F. M. Box Co. 

Johnson lot 8a 150 2.85 

ERVING 
Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 11.88 

GREENFIELD 

Harrington, Robert A. 

Pierce lot 20a 250 4.75 

GARDNER 

Leamy, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 100 1.90 

FITCH BURG 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 2.38 



24 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

GRANVILLE, N. Y. 

Baker, Theodore F. & Lillie E. 

house 250, 2 barns 75, home place 45a 475 15.20 

GLHXCO, MINN. 

Allen, Delia P. 

Hyde lot 7a 100 1.90 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Tel. & Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 1 2 L ) 2.45 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. & Tel. 

other ratable estate 104 1.98 

cooleyyiuj: 
Highland Tel. & Tel. 

other ratable estate 200 3.80 

Congregational Church Society 

church exempt clause 7. L000, land la 50 



25 



AMOUNT ASSESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAP- 
TER 381 ACTS 1905, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 286 
ACTS 1916, MOTH TAX. 

Abbott, Jessie H. .25 

Abbott, Charles J. .65 

Allen, Frank R. .75 

Baker, Theodore F. and Eillie E. -25 

Barker, Albina C. .25 

Brown, L. Flora .35 

Boutin, Lucy P. .25 

Blake, George G. .25 

Browne, L,illie S. F. .25 

Berry, Charles W. .25 

Berry, Annie L,. .25 

Boyd, William P. .35 

Burroughs, Lura C. .25 

Cadwell, Frank A. .25 

Currier, Frank J. .30 

Clark, Jay Jr. .25 

Clark, Mrs. L,. P. (heirs or devisees) .75 

Congregational Church Society .50 

Chamberlain, Rose .75 

Clark, Charles A. .25 

Chamberlain, William F. .35 

Doubleday, Fred W. .35 

Doubleday, John A. .25 

Fuller, Clarence C. .35 

Gleason, Susan .25 

Gross, Arthur H. .25 

Gross, Austin B. .25 

Grout, Charles H. .50 

Hodgkins, Henry B. ,35 

Haskins, Henry M. .25 

Howe, Georgianna .35 

Howe, Josiah D. (heirs or devisees) .25 






Harrington, Martha J. 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees .25 

Her rick, Leander F. .25 

Johnson, Andrew 

Johnson, Lyman S. 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees 

Johnson, William H. .65 

James, Mary Lois 

Kelley, Eugene G. 

Me Lean. Mrs. J. K. _ ; 

Norton, C. P. & Bertha P .25 

Patterson, Lorenzo 

Pierce, Myron A. ._ ; 

Petrie, A. M. .25 

Powers, Edna J. .25 

Paige, John C. ; ; 

Ryder, Adeline 

Reed, Harry 

Shattuck, Charles \V. .65 

Thrasher, Samuel (heirsord< .45 

Thrashei . Joseph .65 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

Vaughan, Walter S. 

Vaughan, Mrs. R. II. 

ughan, Ernest II. .25 

Wolff, I "rank F. 
Waugh, Walter M. 
Walker. Hattie .65 

TABLE OF AGGREGAT] - 
Number of residents assessed on property 
Number of non residents assessed on propel i \ 
Number of persons assessed on property 210 

Number of persons assessed on poll tax only 30 

Total number o\ persons assessed 240 

Number of male poles a>s^scd 



27 



Tax on each poll 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 
Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 
Total of real estate 
Total valuation of assessed estate 
Tax for state, county and town purposes, includ 
ing overlay ings; 
On personal estate 
On real estate 
On polls 
Total tax April 1st 1916 
Rate of total tax per $ 1000 
Number of horses assessed 

cows 

sheep 

neat cattle other than cows assessed 

swine assessed 

dwelling houses assessed 

acres of land assessed 

fowls assessed 
Value of fowls assessed 

WALDO H. PIERCE ) 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R. ALLEN ) 



$ 2.00 
45,145.00 

136,885.00 
182,030.00 
217,020.00 



664.94 

3,458.85 

196.00 

4,319.79 

19.00 

105 

273 



145 

18 

96 

10,900 

2,077 

$ 1,246.00 

Assessors 
of 
Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 1916 

To the citizens ot Prescott: 

PAID STATIC AID AS FOLLOWS 
George H. Upton 
Luther D. Chapin 
Jeremiah Armstrong 

TOWN OFFICERS 
Paid W. M. Waugh, assessor 
W. M. Waugh, selectman 
W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor 
\V. M. Waugh, expenses as overs :( r 
W. M. Waugh, registrar 

E. A. Thayer, selectmen 

F. R. Alien, assessor 
F. R. Allen, selectman 
F. R. Allen, overseer of poor 
F. R. Allen, expenses as overseer 
F. R. Allen, registrai 
C. C. Fuller, town clerk's salary 
C. C. Fuller, town treasurer's salary 
C. C. Fuller, registrar 
F. A. Griswold, sealer 
W. H. Pierce, assessor 



$ 72.00 


24.00 


72. (in 

'.^ 1 | i,' Ml i 


$> 1 n>i . ( u i 


S 25.00 


18.5 I 


8.00 


8 . 51 » 


6.00 


5J 


25.00 


1 7.50 


7.50 


1.85 


6.00 


10.00 


35.00 


6.00 


7.20 


21.23 



29 
Paid E. P. Mitchell, auditor $ 10.00 



STATIC HIGHWAY 


ACCOUNT 


Paid Albert Wendemuth 


$ 89.00 


E. E. Laplante 


97.00 


Harry A. Upton 


97.00 


L,. A. Upton 


81.75 


E. A. Thayer 


124.00 


F. R. Allen 


71.15 


F. K. Allen, dynamite railings 


16.00 


E. F. Pierce 


115.37 


A. L,- Barns 


99.00 


E. P. Mitchell 


58.00 


W. M. Waugh 


223.64 


F. H. Vaughn, culvert and eem< 


-nt 35.99 


New Eng. Metal Culvert Co. 


45.54 


F. D. Chamberlain 


24.50 


Joseph Walker 


32.50 


E. T. Wheeler, gravel 


8.40 


W. H. Jones 


35.50 


F. P. Hall, fence wire 


13.50 


W. H. Peirce, fence wire 


5.00 


Uorenzo Patterson 


10.00 


Henry Godbeer, boundry stones 


9.00 


C. C. Fuller, repairs 


3.75 


C. W. Berry 


27.50 


F. J. Currier, repairs 


4.38 


A.'H. Gross 


22.00 


CM. Pierce 


4.00 


Expended on Egypt road 


$ 401.06 


Stage road 


302.39 


Main road 


450.34 


North road 


199.68 



215.63 



1,353.47 



1,353.47 



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MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid J. H. Schoonmaker, town counsel S 7.25 

Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying 1915 valuation 3.00 

Lewis Blackmer, printing town reports 44.10 

James Venette, wood town hall 2.50 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 12.00 

P. B. Murphy, assessors' supplies 1.85 

Athol Transcript, printing primary notices 1.75 

C. H. Grout, meat inspector 13.00 

C. M. Pierce, moth work 54.31 

W. F. Wendemuth. inspecting animals 22. on 

C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 3.90 

Cecil T. Bagnall, assessors' supplies 2.85 

Hobbs & Warren, pauper register 1.57 

Athol Transcript, primary notices 1.75 

tax bills 3.00 
Daniel P. Kimball, tax collector's bond 

Hobbs & Warren, cash book for collector 2.<>7 

Johnson's Bookstore, collector's book 1.05 
James I). Kimball, i i s bond. M. A.Griswold 5.45 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery L.50 

A. W. Brownell, printing moth notices 1.35 

Ida Waugh, mailing moth notices s.in) 

Hampshire County Farm Bureau 5.00 

Dog fund to Library 04.55 

Certification of not( 2.00 

Orange Savings Hank, note 1,500.00 

interest oil note v >.25 

" on note 1,000.00 

W. & L. E. Gurley, repairing yardstick 7.14 

County tax 658.44 

State tax 480.00 

Dr. Segur, returning births L.00 

Dr. Robertson, " " 1.00 

State treasury, soldiers' exemption .21 



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Paid Library appropriation $ 25.00 

W. M. Waugh, postage and telephoning 3.50 

F. A. Petti ngill, inspecting meat 28.20 

C. C. Fuller, recording births and deaths 4.50 

postage and express 7.74 

ink .75 

clerical supplies .63 

F. R. Allen, wood for town hall 2.50 

F. A. Griswold, janitor and supplies 2.. 2.5 

Abatements on taxes 3.70 

E. T. Wheeler, notices and postage 9.25 
\V. II. Peirce, justice and postage 6.25 
C. G. Fuller, town clerks' meeting 4.00 
W. F. Wendemuth, inspector of meat 4.00 
K. E. Laplante, teller 1.50 
Harrison D. Peirce, teller 1.50 
W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk 4.50 

F. J. Currier, " " 4.50 
W. M. Waugh, cash paid H. M. Haskins for 

assisting assessors 5.00 



$ 4,147.09 



RECAPITULATION 

Paid State aid $ 168.00 

Highway costs 1,289.08 

Miscellaneous account 4,147.09 

State highway 1,353.47 

Town officers 215.63 

vSupport of poor 296.83 



$ 7,470.10 



RESOURCES 

Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1916 $ 118.48 

Amount due on 1914 tax 108.67 

Interest due on 1914 tax 14.67 

Amount due on 1915 tax 442.80 



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Interest due on 1915 tax $ 33.21 

Amount due on 1916 tax 423.94 

Interest due on 1916 tax 6.36 
Due from state treasurer, account of state 

highway 430.00 

Due from state, account of state aid 168.00 
Due from William Dagle, sale of grass on 

town farm 1 7.50 

Due from M. A. Griswold, 1915 tax 145.45 



5 1,< 09.08 



LIABILITIES 

Due Orange Savings Hank 5 1,0G 

State Hoard of Charity 
Collector of 1914 taxes 
Collector of 1915 taxes 

Collector of 19U- taxes .1 

H. I. Shaw, as constable 7.00 

H. I. Shaw, mowing cemeteries 9.50 

Town counsel 2.1 H I 



s 1.15-:. : 

Balance in favor of town S 75 

WALTER M. WAUGH ) Selectmen 
FRANK R. ALLEN of 

ELLIS A THAYER * Preset 



Town Clerk's Report 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1916 



Date Name 

Jan. 20 Ernest Elbert Allen 

May 8 Lyman Algie Griswold 

May 17 Harry Edward Peterson 

Aug. 4 Ruth Laura Patterson 

Sept. 5 Paul Henry Jones 

Sept. 22 Elizabeth Reed 



Parents 
Frank R. Allen 
Ruth R. Grouer 
M. Algie Griswold 
Olive J. Smith 
Enoch E. Peterson 
Myrtle C. Hodgkins 
Lorenzo Patterson 
Hattie E. Joy 
William H. Jones 
Etta F. Upton 
Harry A. Reed 
Annie Lindsev 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1916 
Date Name Age Place 

yrp. mos. dys. 

1915 

Dec. 18 Harriet Isabella Crossett 82 5 9 Sp'f Id, Mass. 

1916 

Mar. 10 Ellen Powers Shaw 74 9 10 Prescott, Mass. 

Sept. 30 Harriet A. Tower 87 1 2 Prescott, Mass. 

CLARENCE C. FULLER, Town Clerk 



Treasurer's Report 



1916 
Jan. 1 



May 31 



Rec'd balance from settlement 

M. A. Griswold, collector 1914 

1915 
E. T. Wheeler, collector 1916 
Orange Savings bank, borrowed 
Town ol Pelham on bridge repairs 
W. M. Waugh for dynamite 

wire fencing 
Win. Bullard for school supervision 
County Treas., dog fund ret'd 
State Treas., Mass. school fund 

inspection of animals 
highway loan fund 
corporation tax 
national 1 >ank tax 
ttiit ion of children 
state aid 

I [igh school tuition 
trans. 1 [igh school jui] 



111. 
1.- 

2,0 

; 

1. 
3 . 
_ H >4 
64 
1... 
5 
47o 

24. 

466 
216, 

91 
lis 21 



40 

15 

50 

12 

_s 

00 

44 

00 

2(i 



Paid assessors' drders, countj tax 

state tax 

abatement 



$10,70' JS 

- 158.44 
48< 



35 



Paid Orange Savings Bank on notes $ 2,500.00 

interest 89.25 

school orders returned 2,800.34 

selectmen's orders returned 3,738.71 



$10,270.44 
Cash to balance 438.91 



$ 10,709.35 
C. C. FULLER, Treasurer 



LIBRARY ACCOUNT 



1916 






Jan. 1 Rec'd cash from settlement 


$ 26.25 




dog" fund 


64.55 




town appropriation 


25.00 


$ 115.80 






Paid library trustees' orders 


$ 84.25 




Cash to balance 


31.55 


$ 115.80 



C. C. FULLER, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



there is due on 1916 tax 
Interest due on 1916 tax 
Amount due on 1914 tax 
Interest due on 1914 tax 
Amount due on 191 5 tax 
Interest due on I'M 5 tax 
Due from ML A. Griswold 

Cash in the hands of th< treasurer 

;.. P. MITCHELL, Audi 

December 30, 1916 



town of 


Prescott 


and find 


5 


423.94 
6.3 

1-1. 
442.80 
33.21 

145 






■£ 


1,175.10 




j> 






$ 118.48 



Highway Surveyor's Report 



SNOW BILLS 1916 

Paid A. L. Powers $ 12.20 

Fred Doubleday 32.18 

Joe Sellers 7.80 

George E. Brown .60 

L. Patterson 2.20 

F. A. Petting-ill 4.50 

D. I. Shaw 19.45 

Arthur L. Brown 2.60 

A. L. Barnes 12.80 

M. A. Griswold 4.00 

Harold F. Pierce 3.20 

C. C. Fuller .40 

F. R. Allen 27.70 

Will Jones 14.90 

H. P. Mitchell 9.30 

Ellis F. Pierce 2.50 

George W. Brown 4.20 

Carl Brown 4.00 

Harry & Leighton Upton 5.80 

Leon Stone 6.40 

A. H. Guss 6.75 

A. B. Guss 4.50 

C. H. Grout 6.00 






Paid A. W. Hastings ■ 6.40 

Ellis A. Thayer 
Luke Stacy 

John Stacy 1.20 

Leroy M. Pierce 

Will Tourtellott 14 

Enoch Peterson J. 57 

Leslie M. Pien 4.20 

Joseph Venette 
Oliver Venette 
Ezrow V< 

I [arry ; 3.4< > 

Frank A. ( iriswold 
Il.irr K 

11. R. Wendemuth 
A. VV. Wendemuth 
Fred Wendemuth 
W. F. Wendemuth 
W. F. Chamb< rl 
F. 1) Chaml 
Jusl in Smith 
Carl M. Piei 
W. M. Waugh 



— - 
Appropriation 

REPAIRS < >N HIGHWAYS I BRI1 

I'( >k SUM M "k 

Paid Fred Chamberlain, team and for Labo 
and bridge timber 
Leslie Pierce, labor 00 

Will Jones, lab 
Leon Stone, labor 
A. L. Powers, Labor 
Will Tourtellott, labor 52.14 



39 



Paid Carl Brown, labor 38.18 
Harold Pierce, labor 18.64 
Fred Doubleday, team, labor and plank 207.5] 
Carl Pierce, Labor, stringers *N: railings 86.29 
Edge and holts for road scraper, and ex- 
press 9.0] 

SNOW BILLS 

E. G. Kellex 5.80 

William P. Boyd 9.55 

Waldo, for spikes and nails 1.75 

B. Shores, for 1 stringer 4.50 
L. S. Johnson, for 2 stringers 9.00 

REPAIRS OX HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 
FOR SUMMER, 1916 

Paid P. J. Currier, for sharpening bars, fixing 
scraper, holts, making evener, axle 

grease S 4.50 

C. C. Puller, shovel .70 

Total amount $ 737.15 

Amount drawn for Pelham bridge 93.19 



Amount used for highways and hridges $ 643.96 

Appropriation $ 900.00 

TOTAL COST OF PELHAM HOLLOW BRIDGE 

Paid W. M. Waugh, team and labor $ 12.00 

Ellis Pierce, labor 4.00 

Will Tourtellott, labor 6.00 

Will Jones, labor 6.00 

Allie Barnes, labor 6.00 

A. L. Powers, labor 2.00 

Ellis Thayer, labor 6.00 



40 



Paid Carl Pierce, labor $ 6.75 

Fred Doubleday, pi aide 33.29 

Waldo Pierce, spikes and nails 1.40 

B. Shores, bridge stringer 4.50 

L. S. Johnson, 2 bridge stringers 9.00 

Fred Chamberlain, bridge timber 45.00 

Total cost $ 141.94 

Appropriation for bridges $ 100.00 

CUTTING BRUSH ON HIGHWAYS 

SUMMER, 1916 

Paid Harold Pierce, labor $ 20.10 

Will Tourtellott, labor 29.87 

A. L. Powers, labor 21.65 

Carl M. Pierce, labor - 28.35 

$ 99.97 



Appropriation $ 100.00 

CARU M. PEIRCE, Highway Surveyor 



Jury List 



January 1, 1917 



Howard I. Shaw 
Leighton A. Upton 
Leroy M. Pierce 
Austin B. Gross 
Harry W. Abbott 
Willie M. Tourtellotte 



WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R. ALLEN 
ELLIS A. THAYER 



Farmer 
Farmer 
Laborer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 

Selectmen 

of 
Prescott 



Report of Overseers of the Poor 



Paid State Board of Charity for support of mirror 

ward $ 104.58 

Town of Phillipston support of numbers 13 & 15 176.25 
Slate Board of Charity for support of number 16.00 



WALTER M. WAUGH ) 
FRANK R. ALLEN 
ELLIS A. THAYER ) 



% 296.83 
Overseers 
of the 
Poor 



Annual Report 



OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Prescott, Mass. 
For the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1916 
ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term expires 
William F. Wendemuth, Ch., Prescott 1917 

Fred W. Doubleday, Sec, Greenwich Vill. Tel. 19-4 1919 
Ellis A. Thayer, North Prescott Tel. 12-3 1918 

Superintendent 

Charles C. Richardson, No. Dana, Tel. res. Cooleyville 21-11 

School Physician 

Dr. Stephen Witt, No. Dana Tel. 22-4 

Attendance Officers 

Howard I. Shaw, Greenwich Village Tel. 11-22 

Edward T. Wheeler, Prescott 



Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 454.92 

Town appropriation 550.00 

Massachusetts school fund 1,253.28 

Tuition of state wards 466.25 

High school tuition refunded 81.00 

High school transportation refunded 21.20 

Superintendent's salary refunded 294.12 



EXPENDITURES 

Superintendent's salary $ 328.41 

School committee pay 35.00 

Supervisor of music 68.75 

Promotion of health 10.00 

School supplies 45.16 

Text books 41.28 

Teachers' salaries 1,388.00 

High school tuition 220.00 

High school transportation 100.85 

Elementary school transportation 410.90 

Fuel 33.37 

Care of room 47.50 



3,120.77 



45 



Repairs $ 28.59 

Miscellaneous - 41.53 

$ 2,800.34 

Balance on hand $ 320.43 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE 
SUPERVISION 

C. C. Richardson, superintendent $ 328.41 

W. F. Wendemuth, committee 25.00 

E. A. Thayer, " 6.00 

F. W. Doubleday, " 4.00 

$ 363.41 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 
Elizabeth F. Strecker $ 28.75 

Ruth C. Sprague 40.00 



PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Stephen Witt, M. D., medical inspection $ 10.00 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 






E. E. Babb & Co. 




$ 


26.50 


Rand McNally & Co. 






10.40 


Milton Bradley Co. 






3.58 


Educational Press Co. 






1.50 


E. H. Howe 






1.75 


C. C. Richardson 






1.03 


F. J. Currier 


TEXT BOOKS 




.40 






E. E. Babb &Co. 




$ 


32.41 


Benjamin H. Sanborn & Co. 




3.47 


The Macmillan Co. 






5.40 



$ 68.75 



$ 10.00 



45.16 



$ 41.28 



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TEACHERS 

Annis E. Laplante $ 405.00 

Fanny G. Thayer 400.00 

Edith M. Kloetzle 220.00 

Ruth E- Larson 198.00 

Elizabeth F. Hastings 165.00 



$ 1,388.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Hardwick $ 50.00 

Town of Athol 100.00 

City of Springfield 70.00 



$ 220.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

Rev. J. W. Norris $ 32.00 

Fred W. Lincoln 8.85 

M. E. Powers 11.80 

Elizabeth F. Hastings 17.40 

George W. Walker 30.80 



$ 100.85 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

A. H. Gross $ 151.50 

Silas Whitaker 103.00 

M. E. Power 77.00 

Fred Roberts. 64.40 

W. L- Haskins 15.00 



$ 410.90 



FUEL 

F. W. Doubleday, for wood $ 14.75 

Alfred Bruffee, for wood 9.00 

Ernest j. Foster, saw 7 ing wood 3.50 

J. L- Hamilton, sawing wood 2.00 

Beulah E. Patterson, kindlings 2.00 

Mildred G. Field, " 1.50 



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Ida M. Waugh, kindlings $ .50 

Rodney B. Wilman, " .12 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Highland Telephone Co., Supt.'s phone 
L. H. Blackmer, printing reports 
C. C. Richardson, incidentals 
W. F. Wendemuth, 
Cecil T. Bagnall, order book etc. 
Athol Transcript Co., printing 
Florence A. Rogan, filling in diplomas 
C. C. Fuller, janitor supplies 
< . J . Currier, 



CARE OF ROOMS 

BeulahE. Patterson $ 8.50 

Ida M. Waugh 3.50 

Mildred G. Field 12.00 

Ralph E. Powers 8.50 

Annis E. Laplante 3.50 

Rodney B. Wilman 3.50 

Ida M. Waugh, cleaning 3.00 

Mildred G. Field, cleaning 3.00 

Annis E. Laplante, cleaning 2.00 



REPAIRS 

E. A. Thayer, labor and material $ 24.00 
W. F. Wendemuth, labor and material 1.25 

F. P. Hall, alabastine and brush 1.50 
F. J. Currier, nails, hinges, latches, etc. 1.18 
Beulah E. Patterson, labor .50 
Ralph E. Powers, glass .16 



$ 


3.75 




11.70 




7.39 




3.32 




5.59 




3.43 




3.00 




1.95 




1.40 



33.37 



41.53 



$ 28.59 



$ 41.53 



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Total expense for support of schools $ 2,800.34 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, January 6, 1917 



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ATTENDANCE RECORD 
vSchool year, 1915—16 





Boys 


Girls 


Pupils 


Av. 


Av. 


Per 


Pert. 


Tardy 


Vis. 


Vis. 










Mem. 


Att. 


Cent 


Att. 




Supt. 


Others 


No. 2 


15 


16 


31 


24 


23 


94 





78 


17 





No. 3 


8 


10 


18 


14 


14 


95 


1 


17 


18 


30 


No. 4 


12 


9 


21 


15 


15 


95 


5 





18 


24 


No. 5 


4 


4 


8 


5 


5 


95 





8 


18 


9 


Totals 


39 


39 


78 


58 


57 


95 


6 


103 


71 


63 










Fall Term, 


1916 












Boys 


Girls 


Pupils 


Av. 


Av 


Per 


Pert. 


Tardy 


Vis. 


Vis. 










Mem. 


Att. 


Cent 


Att. 




Supt. 


Others 


No. 2 


11 


12 


23 


23 


21 


93 


4 


29 


7 


5 


No. 3 


7 


7 


14 


13 


13 


98 


4 


18 


6 


33 


No. 4 


7 


7 


14 


13 


13 


94 


3 


2 


6 


18 


Totals 


25 


26 


51 


49 


47 


95 


11 


49 


19 


56 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Prescott, — 

Herein is contained 
ni} second annual report of the public schools of the town, — 
the fifteenth under the Dana Superintendency Union. 

The usual summary of school census is omitted because 
the date of enumeration has been set ahead by law to April. 
The following classification of pupils by grades and ages as 
they are enrolled in January, 1917, will furnish the needed 
facts. No children of compulsory school age are reported to 
be out of school. 

CLASSIFICATION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND AGES 
ATTENDANCE OF JANUARY, 1917 



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Ages 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


Tota 


I 


1 


2 


1 




1 














5 


II 




1 


3 


1 
















5 


III 




1 


2 


3 


2 




2 










10 


IV 








3 


1 




1 


1 








6 


V 










2 


3 


2 




1 






8 


VI 












1 


2 


1 


1 






5 


\\\ 














2 


3 


4 






9 


VIII 




















1 


1 


2 


Totals 


1 


4 


6 


7 


6 


4 


9 


5 


6 


1 


1 


50 



The decision to discontinue School No. 5 for the school 
year has proved to be a wise measure. Some money expense 



52 



has been saved, but the more important result is the increased 
interest taken by the pupils transported to other schools and 
the greater advancement made by these Pupils. 

One of the most commendable steps taken by the school 
committee this year is the placing of the salaries of the teachers 
on a higher level. This is a just recognition of the value of 
experience and maturity as well as established native worth- 
The policy thus adopted should naturally lead to a permanent 
salary schedule. 

It can be truly said that all the schools of Prescott are 
now in good hands and that thoro, broad work is being done, 
and dignified demeanor insisted upon. 

A large class was graduated last June from the grades. 
It is pleasing to note that a good proportion of these graduates 
have entered upon high school work. Reports show that they 
are fitted for their new work. 

Nearly everything directly or indirectly connected with 
the support of the schools has advanced in price within a year 
and many things are still further to advance. As an example, 
arithmetic paper of the cheapest quality was 13 cents a pack- 
age in September 1915, 24 cents in September 1916, and 38 
cents in December 1916, and still further advance is probable 
in 1917. And this paper is the kind most commonly used in 
our school work. Hence it should not be taken as any thing- 
exceptional for the town to increase the appropriation for 
public schools. Such increase would be applied mainly to 
teachers' salaries. A little calculation shows that the increase 
of 25 cents a week in the tuition allowed for state children is 
more than sufficient to cover the increased cost of school sup- 
plies and some other expenses. 

The special attention given to vocal music in the schools 
is much appreciated by the teachers and pupils. The excel- 
lent quality of the music at the public graduation was the 
direct outcome of close cooperation between the teachers and 
the music supervisor. Excellent musical talent is found in 
many of our young people and the opportunity of developing 



53 



it is golden. 

Drawing is another subject that needs special attention in 
the schools. Under some regular teachers this kind of work 
is finely cared for, as I have referred to in my monthly reports. 
But the reduction of all this work to a system under skilled 
supervision would secure economy in the pupils' time and 
open new avenues of progress for the teacher. 

In the lower grades we do not lay chief stress on prepara- 
tion for earning a livlihood. The main calling of the teacher's 
profession is to surround the child with a school atmosphere, 
both buoyant and healthful, and in such a surrounding train 
the child to feel and act the right way towards all objects he 
can see, hear, or handle, as well as towards his companions 
and elders. Under this influence only will the facts gained 
by memory and reason be of present and future use. So 
the sound and sight harmonies have to be met and enjoyed be- 
fore conduct in play or work or living can become right and 
profitable. This is the reason for so called "special teaching" 
in music and the art of drawing. Our school rooms must first 
of all be beautiful and happy, afterwards useful. 

There are a few minor repairs of an unusual kind that 
should be attended to. The first is stopping the openings in 
the underpinning, to prevent cold floors for the children's feet. 
The more head work children do, the more susceptible are their 
feet to cold. Also the school yards should be smoothed and 
leveled, with special attention to grading up around the stone 
steps. In the interior of the schools care should be taken to 
make all the blackboards usable. 

In conclusion, I wish again to express my pleasure in 
rendering service in the midst of so appreciative officials and 
citizens, as well as teachers and pupils. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES C. RICHARDSON 

Superintendent of Schools 



Music Supervisor's Report 



Mr. Charles C. Richardson , 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Ptescott, A/ass. 

In compliance with your request I herewith submit my first report 
as music supervisor in the schools of Prescott. 

As I am more familiar with the work of graded schools, I was un- 
usually surprised to find such a good musical foundation begun in the 
district schools here. I am pleased to find all up-to-date methods of The 
New Educational System already employed. 

During the Fall term most of the music period was spent in singing, — 
learning to read accurately and rapidly at sight, and to sing with expres- 
sion. I wish to emphasize the importance of individual work, — preferably 
by use of the Weber Graded Slips, with which the schools are supplied. 
The quality of tone has improved, and in but one school are we troubled 
with monotones. 

If there be any weak point in the school music, it is in the technical- 
ities of music, and upon such shall the work of the Winter term be based. 
During the Spring term more time will be given to details of expression, 
learning to follow the baton, and a brief outline of Musical History. 
These several phases of music will aid in music appreciation. In general, 
great progress in the music in the schools is inevitable. 

I wish to thank the teachers and superintendent for their prompt 
cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH C. SPRAGUK, 

Super? > is or of Music . 



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SCHOOL PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 

North Dana, Mass., Jan. 8, 1917. 
To the School Committee of Prescott: 

In the early part of the year the 
scholars were very healthy, some colds and little else. In the last part of 
the year we were early advised by state authority, owing to the prevalence 
of infantile paralysis, to visit the schools daily, — this we could not do, 
but visited them about once a week until November 20, when we were 
ordered by the local board not to visit the schools at all; all this time no 
infantile paralysis showed in the schools. 

We had some tonsilitis, shinitis, and other catarrhal troubles, none 
but yielded to treatment easily, one case of arthritis, one of rheumatism. 

S. WITT, M. D. 



Ingrid Carlson 
Bert Downer 
Florence Downer 
William Downer 
Eva Jackson 
George Jackson 
Sadie Jackson 
Leonard Kelley 
Herbert Madison 
John Maker 
Hattie Molin 
Lottie Stone 



John Clark 
Joseph Murphy 
George Snowdell 
Mary Snowdell 
Catherine Snyder 
Harriet White 



Tuition Pupils 



THUS FAR THIS SCHOOL YEAR 



NO. 2 



NO. 3 



Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Ernest Foster 



NO. 4- 



Honor Pupils 



INCLUDING ONLY THOSE WHO WERE MEMBERS THE WHOLE 
TIME AND WERE NOT ABSENT, TARDY, OR EXCUSED 

WINTER TERM, 1915—16 

SCHOOL NO. 2 



Francis Gelinas 
Eunice Mitchell 

Vera Laplante 
Damon Wilman 
Myra Wilman 

Marion Eogg 
Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Harry Lawless 
Beulah Patterson 
Fannie Shaw 
Eva Wolf 

Ruth Lincoln 



Francis Gelinas 
Nelson Gelinas 
Elizabeth Hastings 
George Jackson 
Eunice Mitchell 



SCHOOL NO. 3 



SCHOOL NO. 4 



SCHOOL NO. 5 

SPRING TERM, 1916 
SCHOOL NO. 2 



58 
SCHOOL. NO. 3 



John Clark 
Harold Grout 
Vera Laplante 
Grace Murphy 
Catherine Snyder 
Mildred Walker 

Marion Fogg 
Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Oren Jones 
Harry Lawless 
Beulah Patterson 
Fanny Shaw 
Kva Wolff 

Norman Lincoln 
Ruth Lincoln 
Beatrice Smith 



Vera Laplante " 

Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Beulah Patterson 
Fanny Shaw 
Eva Wolff 



Ingrid Clarson 
vSadie Jackson 
Eunice Mitchell 
Hattie Molin 

Vera Laplante 
Mary Snowdell 
Catherine Snyder 
Rodney Wilman 

Marion Fogg 
Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 



SCHOOL NO. 4 



SCHOOL NO. 5 



SCHOOL YEAR, 1915—16 
SCHOOL NO. 3 

SCHOOIv NO. 4 



FAIvIv TERM, 1916 
SCHOOIv No. 2 



SCHOOL NO. 3 



SCHOOIv NO. 4 



Grammar School Graduation 



GRANGE HALL, JUNE 16, 1916 



GRADUATES 



Harriet Martha Boyd 
Stanley Bond Hastings 
Emily Edna Stone 



Grace Helen Murphy 
Mildred Heloise Walker 
Winnie Dunbar Walker 



SCHOOL NO. 2 



SCHOOL, NO. 3 



SCHOOL NO. 4 



Harry John Lawless 
Freda Alida Miller 
Beulah Elizabeth Patterson 
Fannie Amanda Shaw 
Eva Marie Wolff 

Rubie Lueinda Lincoln 



SCHOOL NO. 5 



School Calendar, 19X7-18 



1917 

March 9, Winter Term closes, — 12 weeks. 
March 10 — 25, Vacation of two weeks. 
March 26, Spring Term commences. 
June 15, Spring Term closes, -12 weeks. 

September 3, Fall Term commences. 

November 23, Fall Term closes, — 12 weeks. 

November 24 — December 2, Vacation of one week. 

December 3, Winter Term commences. 

December 22 — January 6, Vacation of two weeks. 

1918 

March 8, Winter Term closes, - — 12 weeks. 

March 9 — 24, Vacation of two weeks. 

March 25, Spring Term commences. 

June 14, Spring Term closes, — 12 weeks. 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME 

1917 

Washington's Birthday, February 22. 

Patriots' Day, April 19. 

Memorial Day, May 30. 

Labor Day, September 3. 

Columbus Day, October 12. 



Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report: 

Fifty titles have been added to the catalogue this year. 
Most of these are the gift of the Library Commission. The 
usual documents and reports have also been received from the 
office of the secretary of the commonwealth. 

A traveling library of the "Women's Education Associa- 
tion" has been in the Hill branch since last June. Quite a 
quantity of new books have been ordered but have not yet ar- 
rived . 

Ten hundred and eig'hty four books have been loaned 
during the past year; of these 329 are credited to the main 
library, 680 to the Hill branch and 75 to the East branch. 

Miss Eva Wendemuth and Mrs. Flora Brown have con- 
tinued to serve as librarians of the branches. We desire to 
express our thanks to them and all others who have aided us 
in any way. 

A list of the new books (Catalogue Supplement No. 23) 
will be found printed herewith. 

The trustee whose term expires this year is W. F. Wen- 
demuth. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
Receipts 



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Balance from last year $ 26.25 

Town appropriation 25.00 

Dog- hind 64.55 



Expenditures 
Mildred Field, librarian $ 12.00 

Union library Association 20.00 

Charles W. Clark Co. 25.00 

John Wanamaker 20.00 
W. F. Wendemuth, labor, postage, freight, 

express and wood 7.25 



115.80 



$ 84.25 

Balance on hand $ 31.55 

For the trustees, 

W. F. Wendemuth, Chairman 
Prescott, Jan. 8, 1917 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free Public 

Library 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 23 

Author Title Number 

Bancroft. Games for the Playground 2887 

Beard. Shelters, Shacks and Shanties 2888 

Blauchan. Bird Neighbors 2889 

Brooks. The Heroic Life of Abraham Lincoln 2890 

Burchill. The Progressive Road to Reading, Book I 2891 

" II 2892 

Cheley. Told by the Campfire 2893 

Coe. Heroes of Everyday Life 2894 

Deming. Indian Child Life 2895 

Dyer. Pierrot, a Dog of Belgium 2896 

Eastman. Indian Scout Talks * 2897 

Forbush. The Domestic Cat 2898 

George. Little Journeys to Russia and Austria 2899 

"Germany 2900 

Gould. Mother Natures' Children 2901 

Gilbert. More Than Conquerors 2902 

Haaren. Famous Men of the Middle Ages 2903 

Hagar. Plain Facts about Mexico 2904 

Hall and Chester. Panama and the Canal 2905 

Jonckheere. When I Was a Boy in Belgium 2906 



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Lang-. Stories From Shakespeare 2907 

Lutkenhaus. Plays for School Children 2908 

Masefield. Shakespeare 2909 

Mathews. Fieldbook of American Wildflowers 2910 

McDonald. Colette in France 2911 

Fritz in Germany 2912 

Boris in Russia 2913 

Meadowcroft. The Boys 1 Life of Edison 2914 

Oniond. Peeps at Many Lands — Belgium 2915 

O'Shaughnessy. A Diplomat's Wife in Mexico 2916 

Paret. Harpers' Handy Book for Girls 2917 

Pike. Our Little Panama Cousin 2918 

Porter. The Story of Marce 2919 

Poulsson. Lisbeth Longfrock 2920 

Reed. Nature Studies — Birds 2921 

- Field and Wood 2922 

Richards. Florence Nightingale 2923 

Roth. A First Book of Forestry 2924 

Shauffler. Our American Holidays — Christmas 2925 

— Washington's 

Birthday 2926 

Scudder. The Children's Book 2927 

Shelley. Shakespeare and Stratford 2928 

Smith. Benighted Mexico 2929 

E. Boyd. The Farm Book 2930 

Stack. Wild Flowers Every Child Should Know 2931 

Wilson. Myths of the Red Children 2632 

Wodehouse. Love Among the Chickens 2933 

Official Handbook, Boy Scouts of America 2934 

Memorial Addresses on Life of William H. Wilder 2935 

The Shakespeare Tercentenary 2936 



The 

Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1917 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Black mkk 
1918 



Th. 



Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



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FOR THE YEAR 



1917 



BkivChkrtown, Mass. 

Press of I^ewis H. Blackmer 
1918 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1917 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 4000 $ 72.80 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

cow 15, other ratable estate 55 3.12 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn, home place 51 ia 500 16.40 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

18 cows 1080, 5 horses 575, 5 two year olds 200, 
8 yearlings 200, 21 fowls 13, all other ratable 
estate 490, house 325, 2 barns 200, wind mill 50, 
corn barn 25, garage 25, home place 175a 2125, 
Cleveland lot 25a 250, Abbot lot 12a 125 100.93 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 4.40 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

horse 100, all other ratable estate 100, house 100, 
barn 25, home place 4a 75, Vaughan lot la 15 >l 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt clause 14) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie L,. 

15 fowls 9, all other ratable estate 347, Woods lot 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

10a 100 9.30 

1 Berry, Charles W. 

3 horses 400, 10 cows 800, 3 yearlings 150, all oth- 
er ratable estate 185, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 
25, garage 25, home place 102a 825 49.36 

Berry, Annie I,. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 10, house 200, 
barn 200, shed 25, cider mill 25, home place 90a 
1500, Kgypt lot 2a 10 32.32 

1 Blake, George G. 

house 250, barn 50, home place 50a 250 10.80 

Brown, L,. Flora 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 100, two year old 40, 15 fowls 
9, house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 100, home 
place 52a 200, Powers place 170a 900, Stone lot 18a 
125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 3a 10, Grey lot 
30a 800 48.94 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 2.00 

1 Browne, Arthur L,. 

horse 75, 5 cows 300, 2 two year olds 80, all other 

ratable estate 15 9.52 
Browne, Iyillie S. F. 

house 250, barn 175, home place 70a 300 11.60 

2 Brown, George W. 4.00 
1 Brown, Carl 2.00 

Burroughs, I^ura C. 

all other ratable estate 15, house 425, barn 100, 
horse barn 50, 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 400 17.44 
Boutin, IyUcy P. 

house 300, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, home 
place 20a 200 11.60 

1 Bowen, Frank A. 2.00 

1 Blackmer, Eugene 2.00 

Barker, S. (exempt under clause 14) 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Barker, Albina C. (exempt under clause 14) house 350, 
barn 100, home place 3a 100 

o 

Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, small house 25, home place 14a 

75 6.80 

Carlson, John 

horse 125, cow 50, yearling 45, all other ratable 
estate 5, house 250, barn 150, 2 hen houses 75, 
home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50 16.00 

Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 275, 8 cows 560, 5 two year olds 200, 5 
yearlings 175, swine 50, 20 fowls 13, all other rata- 
ble estate 327 27.60 
Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, small barn 75, shed 25, home 
place 78a 1100 32.00 

Chamberlain, William F. 

horse 100, all other ratable estate 390, house 250, 

barn 100, cow shed 75, home place 80a, 500 24.64 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. (heirs or devisees) 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 1700, 
Webber lot 6a 50 46.40 

Clark, Minnie 

3 horses 150, 11 cows 660, 3 two year olds 150, 3 
yearlings 90, 10 fowls 6, all other ratable estate 50 17.70 

Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50, all other ratable estate 5 -■ 88 

Currier, Frank J . 

stock in trade 1025, horse 75, cow 60, two year old 
40, yearling 25, 50 fowls 30, all othei ratable estate 
46, house and store 750, barn L50, shop 75, ben 
house 25, home place la 25, Haskins and Johnson 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, 

C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, Baker & Darby lot 3a 75 45.30 
Crossett, Harriett I. (heirs or devisees) 

house and store 700, land 5000 feet 10 11.36 

Congregational Church Society 

house 500, barn 200, home place 10a 300 16.00 

Clark, Jay Jr. & Hattie M. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 5a 75 3.60 

1 Clark, Jay Jr. 

all other ratable estate 1000 18.00 

D • 

1 Doubleday, Fred W. 

3 horses 450, 4 cows 280, 4 two year olds 160,2 
yearlings 50, 20 fowls 13, all other ratable estate 
40, house 50, barn 300, hen house 25, home place 
83a 1000, Abbott lot 6a 180, Abbott lot No. 2, 
2ia 60 43.73 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 
barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 50 36.00 
Damon, Homer H. 

house 200, barn 50, hen house 50, home place 57a 

150 7.20 

F 

1 Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 75, 6 cows 350, two year old 30, 2 yearlings 
50, all other ratable estate 10, house 100, barn 100, 
shed 50, corn barn 25, home place 57a 450 21.84 

1 Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 775, horse 200, cow 40, 70 fowls 45, 
all other ratable estate 35, house 175, barn 175, 
shop 50, store house 50, house and store 300, home 
place 10a 150, land 5000 feet 15, out lot 4a 25 34.56 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

G 

Gleason, Susan J. 

horse 25, cow 50, 250 fowls 169, house 200, barn 

75, hen house 25, home place 12a 100 10.30 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 50, 6 cows 420, 20 fowls 13, all other rat- 
able estate 4, house 200, barn 100, wagon house 
15, home place 40a 450 22.03 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

horse 25, 3 cows 180, 2 oxen 175, 2 swine 45, 8 
fowls 4, all other ratable estate 10 9.02 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, 3 cows 175, all other ratable estate 29, 
house 200, barn 50, home place 40a 450 17.66 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

4 horses 325, 5 cows 300, 3 two year olds 120, 2 
yearlings 50, 1 swine 10, 15 fowls 10, all other rat- 
able estate 55, house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, 
home place 110a 1000 39.12 

2 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 425, 4 yearlings 115, 80 fowls 
48, all other ratable estate 34, house 225, barn 175, 
shed 25, home place 75a 800, 35.95 

Grange, Golden Rule 

Grange Hall & Store 350, barn 100, land la 50 8.00 

1 LaGrant, Fred 2.00 

1 McGinnis, L,eo 2.00 

1 McGinnis, Andy 

all other ratable estate 400 8-40 

H 

Haskins, Hannah (exempt clause 9) 
house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50 
1 Hamilton, John I v . 2.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Hannum, Austin P. 

5 horses 465, 10 cows 700, 5 yearlings 170, 45 fowls 

27, all other ratable estate 105 25.47 

1 Hannum, C. E. 2.00 

Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200 3.20 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 

50, home place 60a 1000 23.20 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

75 fowls 45, all other ratable estate 5, land 10a 200 6.00 

1 Hastings, William W. 2.00 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 

3 cows 150, 3 fowls 2, all other ratable estate 73, 
house 400, 3 barns 350, shed 25, home place 102a 
1200 35.20 

J 

1 Jones, William H. 2.00 

1 Johnson, William H. 

2 horses 75, 5 cows 300, two year old 40, 6 fowls 4, 
all other ratable estate 18, house 350, barn 300, 
home place 51a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 41.79 

1 Johnson, Eyman S. 

horse 100, 8 cows 400, 2 yearlings 100, 2 swine 30, 
house 275, barn 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott 
lot 74a 450 47.68 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

horse 40, 6 cows 300, 4 yearlings 160, house 150, 
barn 100, Potter house 50, home place 77a 885, 
land 4a 5, land, old place 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 
100 3 2.24 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

10 fowls 6, all other ratable estate 275, Bartlett lot 



Polls . NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



25a 75, Allen lot 8ia 25, Macomber lot 10a 30 8.58 
Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

old place 123a 3300 52.80 

K 

1 Kelley, Eugene 

4 horses 250, 14 cows 840, 2 two year olds 100, 
yearling 35, 4 fowls 2, all other ratable estate 365, 
house 700, barn 400, shed 50, store house 75, car- 
riage house 100, home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 
140 74.75 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 2.00 

1 Kelley, Lewis S. 

all other ratable estate 8 2.13 

L 

1 Laplante, Everett E. 

all other ratable estate 341 7.46 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

2 cows 80, Bishop lot 44a 200 6.48 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 400 10.80 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 125, cow 60, house 250, barn 300, home place 

150a 600 23.36 

1 Lincoln, Conrad 2.00 

M 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 40, 2 two year olds 80, 400 fowls 265, all oth- 
er ratable estate 323, old house 100, new house 300, 
barn 75, hen house 250, home place 27a 350, Ab- 
bott lot 8a 120, Egypt lot 10a 100 34.05 

N 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

house 350, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 10a 
300, pasture lot 9a 50 14.00 

1 Norris, John W. 

horse 125, 20 fowls 12, all other ratable estate 34 4.74 

P 

1 Paige, John C. 

2 horses 225, 5 cows 300, 2 two year olds 80, 5 

fowls 3, all other ratable estate 23, house 275, barn 

200, home place 104a 1500 43.70 

1 Paige, Charles W. 2.00 

1 Peirce, Daniel F. 

house 200, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 50, 
Chapin barn 25, home place 70a 875, Freeman land 
4a 20, Chapin land la 25 21.52 

1 Peirce, CarlM. 

2 cows 120, 25 fowls 15, all other ratable estate 15, 
house 175, barn 75, home place 30a 500 16.40 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

horse 25, cow 60, 2 yearlings 80, 10 fowls 6, all oth- 
er ratable estate 79 6.00 
Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, corn barn 25, 

new shed 50, home place 80a 685 24.00 

1 Peirce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 225, 5 cows 225, 2 two year 
yearlings 50, all other ratable estate 60, 
barn 125, shed 25, home place 74a 1000 

1 Peirce, L,eroy M. 

1 Peirce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, cow 60, all other rat- 
able estate 40, house 350, barn 125, Gilbert house 
300, hen house 25, garage 25, home place ia 25, 
Gilbert place la 25, Peirce lot 28a 600, Berry lot 



olds 


80, 2 




houh 


;e 250, 


34.64 
2.00 



11 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

12a 125, Titus lot 5a 50, Haskins lot 2a 25 40.80 

1 Peirce, Harold F. 2.00 

1 Peirce, Harrison D. 2.00 

Putnam, Willie B. and May L,. 

house 250, barn 100, hen house 50, home place 25a 
250 10.40 

1 Putnam, Willie E. 

horse 25, 3 cows 135, yearling 20, 200 fowls 125, 
all other ratable estate 75 8.08 

Putnam, JohnG. P. (exempt under clause 14) 
1 Powers, Charles L. 

all other ratable estate 30 2.48 

1 Powers, Adelbert L,. 

all other ratable estate 12, Whitaker lot 30a 125 4.19 

Powers, Edna J. 

2 cows 125, yearling 40, 20 fowls 11, house 200, 

barn 75, shed 25, home place 25a 300 12.42 

1 Powers, Miner E. 

2 horses 200, 2 cows 100, 3 two year olds 75, 450 
fowls 300, all other ratable estate 550, house 150, 
barn 100, 5 hen houses 250, grain room 25, garage 
20, shed 25, home place 58a 500 38.72 

1 Peterson, Enoch E. 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 420, two year old 40, 2 year- 
lings 45, all other ratable estate 50, house 250, barn 
150, shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, home place 75a 
1050, Fish lot 10a 100 39.68 

1 Peirce, Leslie M. 

cow 40, two year old 40, 2 yearlings 50, all other 
ratable estate 5, house 100, barn 100, shed 25, home 
place 50a 275 12.16 

Peirce Bertha C. 

120 fowls 72, all other ratable estate 150 3.55 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

R 

1 Reed, Harry A. 

3 horses 350, 12 cows 770, 5 two year olds 220, 
11 yearlings 275, 4 swine 80, 40 fowls 24, all other 
ratable estate 60, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home 
place 115a 2250 81.26 

1 Ryder, Frank L- 2.00 

Ryder, Adeline M. 

2 horses 150, 4 cows 160, yearling 25, 45 fowls 25, 
all other ratable estate 45, house 350, barn 100, 
home place 60a 600 23.28 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnese 

house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 6.00 

1 Roberts, Frederick 

horse 50, cow 40, 20 fowls 13, all other ratable estate 

20 3.97 

s 

Shaw, Lillie 

2 horses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 25, 
home place 60a 5000 89.20 

Shaw, Iyillie and Welden, Hattie 

cow 25, horse 125, all other ratable estate 20 2.72 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

horse 100, cow 60, two year old 40, swine 18, all 
other ratable estate 477, house 225, 2 barns 200, 
home place 18a 200, Berry lot 20a 100 24.72 

1 Shaw, Willis F- 2.00 

1 Shaw, Henry C. 

horse 50, cow 40, yearling 35, all other ratable es- 
tate 220, house 200, barn 200, cider mill 25, shop 
25, home place 21a 1T0 17.12 

Shaw, Mrs. Abbie A. 

Aldrich place 25a 300 4.80 



13 



P©lls . NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Smith, Jennie A. 

4 cows 240, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 

500 16.24 

1 Stacy, John N. 

horse 25, all other ratable estate 21 2.74 

1 Stone, Leon L,. 2.00 

Stone, Lucy (exempt clause 9) 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 400 
1 Sturtevant, Arthur L,. 

all other ratable estate 5 2.08 

T 

1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

3 horses 250, 5 cows 300, two year old 40, yearling 
25, 35 fowls 20, all other ratable estate 300, house 
225, barn 150, garage 25, home place 89a 800, Sny- 
der lot 30a 500, Vaughan lot 25a 200 47.36 
Thrasher, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, old place 

43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 20a 100 22.40 

1 Thrasher, Fred M. 

35 fowls 20, all other ratable estate 200 5.52 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

20 fowls 13, all other ratable estate 148 4.58 

u 

Upton, George H. (exempt clause 14) 

house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, Haskins lot 

8a 15 
1 Upton, Iyeighton A. 

horse 75, cow 40, 10 fowls 6, all other ratable estate 

57, house 200, shed 25, home place la 25 8.85 

1 Upton, Harry A. 

all other ratable estate 395 8.32 



14 



Polls NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 

V 

1 Vaughan, Walter S. 

all other ratable estate 25, house 150, barn 50, home 
place 8a 100 7.20 

Vaughan, Mrs. Ida (heirs or devisees) 

land 36a 200 3.20 

1 Venette, James 

4 horses 250, 9 cows 600, 2 two year olds 65, 2 oxen 
125, 4 yearlings 100, swine 18, 25 fowls 13, all oth- 
er ratable estate 220, house 200, barn 75, hen house 
25, home place 65a 1000 43.06 

1 Venette, Simeon 2.00 

1 Venette, Joseph 2.00 

1 Venette, Oliver 2.00 

1 Venette, Kzriel 2.00 

w 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 650, 24 cows 1680, 4 yearlings 100, 5 two 
year olds 200, 45 fowls 27, all other ratable estate 
455, house 500, barn 300, silo 100, Smith house 50, 
Smith barn 100, Smith shed 15, home place 64a 900, 
Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, Fisher 
place 54a 500, Haskins pasture 30a 250 108.03 

1 Waugh, George F. 

all other ratable estate 10 2.16 

1 Walker, Joseph P. 

4 horses 525, 10 cows 750, two year old 75, 4 year- 
lings 100, 5 fowls 3, all other ratable estate 390 31.59 
Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, silo 100, hen house 25, home 
place 105a 1500 36.00 

1 Walker, George W. 

. 4 cows 300, yearling 40 7.44 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Wheeler, Edward F. 

2 horses 200, 12 cows 840, 3 two year olds 110, 6 
yearlings 150, 3 fowls 2, all other ratable estate 
505, barn 50, Richards place 90a 600 41.31 

1 Wendemuth, William F. 

6 cows 300, two year old 40, 2 oxen 175, yearling 
40, 65 fowls 41, all other ratable estate 6, house 100, 
barn 100, home place 73a 400 21.23 

Wendemuth, Mabel L. 

house 300, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 

78a 700 20.80 

1 Wendemuth, Albert W. 

all other ratable estate 30 2.48 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, cow 50, yearling 35, 150 fowls 112, all 
other ratable estate 13, house 150, barn 100, hen 
house 25, shed 15, brood house 25, home place 70a 
350 17.20 

Wolff, Frank F. 

all other ratable estate 100, house 150, barn 100, 

shed 25, home place 68a 400 12.40 

1 Wardwell, Frank B. 

cow 70, 24 fowls 10, all other ratable estate 30 3.76 

Wardwell, Louise D. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 9.20 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Wood, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 500, Woods lot 25a 850, Brown and 
Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 250, Upton 
lot 58a 500 36.00 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 3000 48.00 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

Horr lot 60a 2000, Ben Paige lot 120a 300, Merrit 
Horr lot 45a 500, Arnot lot 18a 75, land 8a 50, 
Putnam lot 60a 100, Barrows lot 27a 1500, Little 
place 88a 2500 112.40 

Diamond Match Co. 

all other ratable estate 6000, Darby lot 31a 150, 
Harrington lot 60a 4200 165.60 

Wood, Edgar of Athol, Lincoln, Levi of Dana 

2 small houses 50, Lindsey lot 95a 425, Brush Mt. 
lot 8a 50 8.40 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Clark, Naomi (heirs or devisees) 

land 67a 600 9.60 

GREENWICH 

Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 4.80 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 

land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 25, 

Sanderson lot 30a 200 . 6. SO 

Parker, Abel O. (heirs or devisees) 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.20 

Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 200 3.60 

Hunter, George L. 

land 7a 75 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



GREENWICH 

Kezar, Sophrona (exempt clause 9) 

land 3a 25 
Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 100 1.60 

Adams, Herbert and Edna A. 

land 33a 300 4.80 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 500 8.00 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 75 1.20 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt clause 3) 

land 56a 275 
Nye, L,ucy 

Fry land 6a 50 .80 

Harrington, Martha 

Darby lot 10a 100, Woods, O. L. lot 55a 500, 

Berry lot 30a 500, J. M. Harrington lot 20a 200 20.80 

WORCESTER 
Herrick, Leander 

Whitcomb Mill lot 2a 25, C. A. Powers lot 30a 500, 

John Arnot lot 12a 50, Chas. N. Powers lot 4a 50 10.00 
Anderson, Clifford S. 

house 50, Upton place 59a 450 8.00 

Esty, Charles H. and Walter S. 

Esty lot 65a 300 4.80 

Peirce, Bernie H. 

land 153a 2000 32.00 

Vaughan, Mrs. E. II. (heirs or devisees ) 

house L00, barn 50, shop 25, home place Sa L00 4.40 

Vaughan, Ernest H. 

all other ratable estate 50, house 500, bam 125, 

hen house 75, home place 80a 2000 44.00 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Reinecke, Zudie 

house 400, home place £a 25 6.80 

oklohoma 
Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 300, land 10a 50 5.60 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George E- 

house 100, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75 3.60 

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM 

Lucas, Addie 

Caswell lot 35a 1200 19.20 

ORANGE 

Whipple, Warren M. 
land 9a 150 

AMHERST 

Paige, James B. 

Plain land 9a 200 3.20 

Goodale, Etta L. 

land 6a 50 .80 

Cad well, Frank A. 

land 8a 50, Clark land 7a 100, Caswell place 150a 
650, Tobin land 25a 75, Fountain land mill priv- 
ilege 3a 25, Cook lot 25a 500, house 150, hen house 
25, Emma Wood place 6a 125, Conwell lot 16a 150 29.60 

Cad well, Cowles and Hobart 

Garlic lot 40a 300 4.80 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 200 3.20 

Spear, Edward E. 

Small house 50, Reed lot 10a 50 1.60 

ENFIELD 
Newbry, George (heirs or devisees) 



19 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



land 11a 150 2.40 

Downing, Kdward B. 

Horr lot 8a 40 .64 

Wood, Lucy F. 

Hemenway lot 30a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 3.20 

Flint, Josiah W. 

Stetson lot 50a 250, Cowan lot 30a 150 6.40 

Garlig, George H. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 10.40 
Horr, Ruben N. 

Peirce lot 15a 1000 16.00 

Horr, Caroline (heirs or devisees) 

Old place 60a 7000 112.00 

PELHAM 

Whipple, Harry J. 

Bond lot 65a 850 13.60 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 64a 400, Crossett lot 

6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250 20.40 

Cadrett, Harold 

Shores Hunt lot 4a 10, A. Cadrett lot 40a 150 2.56 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 600 9.60 

Cook, Theodore L. (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 100 1.60 

Reed, Alden D. 

Sykes land 2£a 50 .80 

NEW SALEM 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 400, Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 

60a 500 L6.80 

Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair lot 1.5a 150, Newell lot 120a 5(H) 10.40 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Berry H. A. and Sawtell H. K. 

Vaughan lot 46a 2000 32.00 

Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 1.60 

vStacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 

Bigel ow lot 26a 400 6.40 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Peirce land 6a 75 1.20 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cummings lot 25a 500 8.00 

Vineca, Elisha 

land 17a 700 11.20 

Orcutt, William F. 

land ia 100 1.60 

Bruffee, Flora 

Hunt land 30a 125 2.00 

Sears, Arthur C. 

barn 75, home place 45a 300, Henry lot 25a 75 7.20 

Whitaker, Earl 

3 horses 300, all other ratable estate 300 9.60 

Bullard Brothers 

all other ratable estate 7500 120.00 

ORLEANS 

Clark, Charles A. 

2 barns 275, home place 54a 500 ' 12.40 

SHUTESBURY 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter place la 15, 
Ames place 44a 500, J. A. Pierce lot 20a 200, Flint 
and Gillett lot 65a 450 21.44 

Horr, Elbridge 

Mitchell lot 25a 25 .40 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



WENDELL 

Leline, Eliza H. (exempt clause 14) 

house 50, home place 10a 50 
Haskins, Henry M. 

barn 100, land 30a 300 6.40 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles K. 

Hemmenway lot 23a 100, Brown lot 4a 300 6.40 

ORANGE AND NEW SALEM 

Sampson, Myron F. and Webster, James H. 

Fred Lincoln Hanson lot 10a 600 9.60 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 8.80 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 800, Humes lot 27a 500 20.80 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 100 1.60 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 2.00 

Carey, Jerry 

land 3a 50 .80 

Kennedy, David L. 

2 small buildings 50, Lincoln land 40a 200, Mason 

lot 35a 100 5.60 

Stevens, Arthur 

building 25, land 17a 50 1.20 

ShattUCk, Charles W. 

barn L50, shed 25, home place 100a 900 17.20 

Mason, Anthony 

house 300, baril 200, land and \\:n. | pow< I 22a 500 lo. do 

Doubleday, Prank and John 



22 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Mount Ell lot 36a 600 9.60 

Donnell, Henry F. 

small house 50, land 10a 30 1.28 

HARDWICK 

Paige, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 500 , 8.00 

Ruggles, Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 250 8.00 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 ■ .40 

Paige, Charlott (heirs or devisees) 

Stacy wood lot 60a 1500 24.00 

EAST BROOKFFELD 

Howe, Georgianna 

Vaughan place 89a 1500 24.00 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 69a 

300 10.40 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

Holden lot 10a 150 2.40 

WESTFIELD 

Warner, George C. (heirs or devisees) 3.20 

land 25a 200 

HOIXIS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

William B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Leonard Lincoln 

lot 63a 200 ' 9.60 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

James, Mary Lois 

house 300, garage 75, Horr land 40a 300 10.80 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



LUDLOW 

Ludlow Manufacturing Associates 

land 2a 1500, flowed land 50a 500, Shores lot 20a 
200, Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson and Flint lot 100a 
600, Gillett lot 42a 400 56.00 

Mc Lean, Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 8.00 

WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughan, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 500 8.00 

WARE 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 12.00 

NORTHAMPTON 

Bailey, Sidney 

Cowan lot 100a 300 4.80 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 1.60 

West, F. M. Box Co. 

all other ratable estate, Johnson lot 8a 25 .40 

ERVING 

Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 10.00 

GREENFIELD 

Harrington, Robert A. 

Peirce lot 20a 250 4.00 

GARDNER 

Leamy, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 100 1.60 

HRIDGEWATER 
Boyd, William P. 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



house 300, barn 275, horse barn 75, henhouse 25, 

silo 75, home place 80a 1200 31.20 

FITCHBURG 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 2.00 

GRANVILLE, N. Y. 

Barker, Theodore and I^illie K. 

house 250, 2 barns 75, home place 45a 475 12.80 

GLENCO, MINN. 

Allen, Delia P. 
Hyde lot 7a 100 1.60 

BOSTON 

Doubleday, John 

house 250, barn 200, home place 70a 400 13.60 

Barnes, G. H. Waverley, & H. H. Howe, Brattleboro, Vt. 
all other ratable estate 6500, Pine hill lot 35a 100, 
John Arnot lot 12a 50 106.40 

GARDNER 

Brown Brothers 

all other ratable estate 9000 144.00 

Western Union Tel. & Tel. Co., N. Y. 

all other ratable estate 129 2.06 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 10 .16 

Highland Tel. Co. 

all other ratable estate 180 2,88 

Congregational Church Society (clause 7) 

church 1000, land ia 50 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 
Number of non-residents assessed on property 
Number of persons assessed on property 
Number of persons assessed on poll tax only 
Total number of persons assessed 
Number of male polls assessed 
Tax on each poll 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 
Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 
Total of real estate 
Total valuation of assessed estate 
Tax for state, county and town purposes, includ- 
ing overlay ings: 
On personal estate 
On real estate 
On polls 
Total tax April 1st 1917 
Rate of total tax per $ 1 ,000 
Number of horses assessed 

cows 

sheep 

neat cattle other than cows assessed 

swine assessed 

dwelling houses assessed 

acres of land assessed 

fowls assessed 
Value of fowls assessed 



93 

74 

217 

25 

242 

99 

$ 2.00 

42,890.00 

135,585.00 

178,475.00 

258,157.00 



WALDO H. PEIRCE 
WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R. ALLEN 



1,274.93 

2,855.60 

198.00 

4,328.53 

$ 16.00 

103 

271 



152 

12 

93 

11,0461 

2,499 

$ 1,600.00 

Assessors 
of 
Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 

FOR THE YEAR 1917 

To the citize?is of Prescott: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS : 

George H. Upton $ 72.00 

Jeremiah Armstrong" . 72.00 

Sherrod Barker 6.00 

TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid W. M. Waugh, assessor $ 32.00 

F. A. Griswold, sealer 9.00 

C. C. Fuller, treasurer 35.00 

C. C. Fuller, clerk 10.00 

C. C. Fuller, registrar 8.00 

W. M. Waugh, assessor 22.50 

W. M. Waugh, selectman 17.00 

W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor 2.00 

W. M. Waugh, registrar 8.00 

F. R. Allen, assessor 16.25 

F. R. Allen, selectman 11.25 

F. R. Allen, registrar 8.00 

F. R. Allen, overseer of poor 1.00 



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Paid W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk $ 6.00 

H. I. Shaw, election officer 3.00 

H. I. Shaw, constable 7.50 

H. D. Peirce, teller 1.50 

E. E. Laplante, teller 1.50 

E. P. Mitchell, auditor 10.00 

F. J. Currier, ballot clerk 6.00 



STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid cash for grade stakes $ 1.50 

New Eng. Metal Culvert Co. 45.00 

F. H. Vaughn, cement 8.40 

L. S. Lawless, plank 6.60 

A. L. Barnes, labor 114.82 

W. H. Jones, labor 112.07 

E. F. Pierce, self and team 88.88 

W. M. Waugh, self and team 264.76 

C. M. Pierce, labor 5.50 

A. W. Wendemuth, labor 60.50 

E. A. Upton, labor 96.94 
H. A. Upton, labor 44.69 

F. R. Allen, man and team 139.50 

E. A. Thayer, self and team 95.50 
A. P. Hannum, self and team 29.00 

F. D. Chamberlain, self and team 85.00 
Frank Wood, labor 36.44 
Frank A. Pettengill, labor 4.79 

E. E. Peterson, labor 19.94 
Kzriel Venette, labor 52.25 
Lewis S. Kelley, labor 35.75 
M. A. Griswold, labor 35.75 

F. M. Thrasher, labor 27.50 
Ambrose L. Kelley, labor 5.50 
Harry A. Reed, self and team 90.00 
C. C. Fuller, spikes L.00 



$ 215.50 



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Taid Henry Godbeer, 3 boundry stones $ 6.00 

Freight on 3 boundry stones 1.51 



Expended on main road $ 798.83 

stage road 558.01 

" Egypt road 158.25 



E. P. Mitchell, 

F. W. Lincoln, 
W. M. Tourtellott, 
F. W. Doubleday, 



1,515.09 



$ 1,515.09 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid H. I. Shaw, constable, 1916 $ 7.00 

H. I. Shaw, mowing cemeteries, 1916 9.50 

W. M. Waugh, freight and carting, 1916 4.25 

J. H. Schoonmaker, counsel, 1916 2.00 

Mrs. Waugh, copying 1916 valuation 3.00 

Daniel P. Kimball, collector's bond 1914-15 6.00 

Lewis Blackmer, printing town reports 44.12 

W. F. Wendemuth, animal inspector 18.00 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 12.00 

CM. Pierce, moth work 17.50 

H. D. Pierce, " 17.50 

Lewis H. Blackmer, voting lists 3.75 

Badger Co., fire charges 35.00 

Cecil T. Bagnall, assessors' supplies 4.18 

C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 3.90 

F. C. Lincoln, Mount L. fire 2.70 

Dana fire warden, Mount L. fire 34.15 
A. L. Barnes, 



2.50 
1.20 
1.50 
1.20 
2.40 



E. T. Wheeler, collecting 1914, 1915, 1916 taxes 75.00 
M. A. Griswold, collecting 1914, 1915, taxes 53.00 
Hobbs & Warren, warrant blanks 1.94 
C. C. Fuller, cash paid for tending fire 23.75 
H.I.Shaw, " " " " 6.50 

F. W. Doubleday, " " " 4.25 



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Paid Daniel P. Kimball, collector's 1917 bond $ 20.00 

Athol Transcript Co., primary notices 1.75 

Johnson's Bookstore, tax book 1.80 

Wakefield Daily Item, moth notices 1.60 

W. M. Tourtellott, cleaning school closet 1.00 

Ida Waugh, mailing moth notices 3.50 

Athol Transcript, election notices 1.75 

Wakefield Daily Item, letter heads 3.00 

W. H. Peirce, express and postage 1.00 

W. H. Peirce, justice fees 5.00 

F. A. Griswold, janitor and supplies 3.25 
C. C. Fuller, recording marriages, births and deaths 2.60 

C. C. Fuller, supplies, postage and express 15.13 

town clerks' meeting 4.00 

W. M. Waugh, going with hearse 4.00 

postage and telephoning 5.50 

W. F. Wendemuth, inspector of meat 9.50 

E. T. Wheeler, tax bills and postage 11.25 

F. A. Pettengill, inspector of meat 20.00 
Library appropriation 15.00 
County tax 682.55 
State tax 660.00 
Orange Savings Bank notes 2,000.00 

in interest on notes 33.00 

Hampshire Co. Farm Bureau 25.00 

Certification of note 2.00 

District Court 42.45 

Dog tags 3.96 

Abatement of taxes 118.33 

Dog tax blanks 1.75 

Sealer's supplies 10.23 



$ 4,107.69 

SNOW BILLS 
Paid J. L. Hamilton $ 2.10 



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Paid E. P. Mitchell $ 6.35 

F. A. Pettengill 2.25 

Oliver Venette 5.00 

Ezriel Venette 5.60 

Simeon Venette 2.00 

Joseph Venette 3.00 

F. D. Chamberlain 11.10 
Fred Wendemuth 5.00 
C. H. Grout 5.00 
C. M. Pierce 2.25 
H. D. Pierce 4.00 
A. E. Powers 4.50 
W. F. Wendemuth 4.75 
W. M. Tourtellotte 1.50 

G. F. Waugh 3.00 
R. H. Wendemuth 6.50 
A. W. Wendemuth 6.25 
W. E. Putnam .75 
A. B. Gross 1.00 
A. P. Hannum .88 

E. E. Peterson 10.75 
Willis F. Shaw 6.25 
A. L,. Barnes 1.63 
A. H. Gross 3.40 
M. A. Griswold 2.60 
Stanley B. Hastings 1.80 

F. A. Griswold 4.10 
H. A. Reed 10.20 
W. F. Chamberlain 14.00 
F. W. Doubleday 14.97 

E. M. Pierce 1.75 

W. H. Jones 3.25 

W. M. Waugh 11.15 

Eeroy M. Pierce 1.63 

F. R. Allen 3.00 

$ 173.26 



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TOWN HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid L. A. Upton, labor $ 5.25 

F. W. Doubleday, labor and material 154.50 

F. R. Allen, labor 66.50 

A. L. Barnes, labor 42.65 

W. M. Tourtellott, labor 36.75 

W. F. Shaw, labor 28.87 

E. P. Mitchell, labor 2.75 

F. M. Thrasher, labor 62.40 
H. A. Reed, labor 57.00 
F. D. Chamberlain, labor 15.50 
C. H. Grout, labor 2.00 
Town of Pelham, material 5.00 

E. A. Thayer, labor 30.00 
W. M. Tourtellott, labor 8.25 

F. M. Thrasher, labor 8.25 
E. F. Pierce, labor 5.50 
Coolidge, Brooks & Rogers, lumber 16.38 
A. B. Gross, plank 9.72 
M. F. Brown, " 6.26 
W. M. Waugh, labor and material 2 7.15 
E. E. Phillips, plank 28.00 
H. D. Peirce, labor 2.04 

E. E. Peterson, labor 3.64 

F. J. Currier, sharpening tools 2.45 





$ 626.81 


CUTTING BRUSH 




Paid W. M. Tourtellott 


$ 48.13 


F. M. Thrasher 


49.50 


Leon Stone 


2.75 



$ 100.38 

RECAPITULATION 
Paid vState aid $ 150.00 

Highway account 900.45 



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Paid Miscellaneous account $ 4,107.69 

State highway 1,515.09 

Town officers 215.50 

Support of poor 91.43 



$ 6,980.16 

RESOURCES 

Balance subject to selectmen's orders $ 35.37 

Amount due on 1917 tax 259.35 

Interest " " " '-' 3.90 

Due from state treasurer, account of state highway 425.00 

Due from state, account of state aid 150.00 
Due from William F. Dagle, sale of grass on town farm 17.50 



$ 891.62 

LIABILITIES 

Due State Board of Charity $ 43.75 

Town of Phillipston, acct. of No. 13 & 15, about 180.00 

Collector of 1917 taxes 50.00 



273.75 



WALTER M. WAUGH ) Selectmen 
FRANK R. ALLEN \ of 

ELLIS A. THAYER I Prescoti 



Town Clerk's Report 





MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1917 


Date Name Residence 


Place 


Aug. 


19 Robert A. Newbury Enfield, Mass. 


Prescott, 




Eva L. Wendemuth Prescott, Mass. 


Mass. 


Dec. 


6 Howard H. White Greenwich, Mass. 


Greenwich, 




Laura M. Chamberlain Prescott, Mass. 


Mass. 


Dec. 


14 George T. Waugh Prescott, Mass. 


Orange, 




Rosa M. Currier Prescott, Mass. 


Mass. 




DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 


1917 


Date Name Age 


Place 




yrs. mos. 


dys. 


Jan. 


19 Elmer Gleason 89 11 


12 Prescott 


Mar. 


13 Eunice (Gilbert) Johnson 78 9 


3 Prescott 


Apr. 


1 Eliza (Russell) Venette 74 6 


Prescott 


vSept. 


26 Sarah (Graves) Pierce 78 2 


Prescott 



CLARENCE C. FULLER, Town Clerk 



Treasurer's Report 



1917 
Jan. 1 



Apr. 30 



Rec'd balance from settlement $ 438.91 

E. T. Wheeler, Coll. 1914 taxes 126.16 
M. A. Griswold, " 1915 " 145.45 
E.T.Wheeler, " 1915 " 476.47 

" 1916 " 431.15 

" 1917 l4 4,110.20 

Orange Savings Bank, borrowed 1,000.00 

F. H. Vaughn, cement sacks returned 2.00 
E. A. Thayer, auctioneer's license 2.00 
Daniel Kimball, reim. on coll. bond 18.00 
Justin E- Smith, tuition 9.50 
Ralph Stowell, supt. salary 225.00 
E. R. Whi taker, grass on town farm 10.00 
County Treas., dog fund ret'd 52.06 
State Treas., Mass. school fund 1,230.13 

highway loan fund 930.00 

inspection of animals 31.00 

income tax 182.82 

national bank tax 26.11 

High school tuition 266.25 

military aid 162.00 



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Rec'd of State Treas., soldiers' exemption 

state board tuition 
corporation 



Paid assessors' orders, county 

state tax 
abatement 
Orange Savings Bank, notes 

interest 
School orders returned 
selectmen's orders returned 



Cash to balance 



$ 2.21 

509.00 

41.48 

$ 10,427.90 

$ 682.55 

660.00 

118.33 

2,000.00 

33.00 

2,968.93 

3,486.28 

$ 9,949.09 
478.81 



CEMETERY FUND 

Rec'd of Amherst bank, Paige fund 
Athol bank, Haskin fund 
Athol bank, Whitaker fund 
Orange bank, Wood fund 
Johnson fund 
Brigo fund 



$ 10,427.90 



$ 3.00 
10.75 
3.00 
1.50 
3.25 
2.50 



Cemetery commissioner's order 



$ 24.00 
24.00 





LIBRARY ACCOUNT 




1917 . 


- 




Jan. 1 


Rec'd cash from settlement 


$ 31.55 




town appropriation 


15.00 



$ 46.55 



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Trustees' order $ 22.25 

Cash to balance 24.30 



$ 46.55 
C. C. FUIvIvER, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the book of the town of Prescott and find 

there is due on 1917 tax $ 259.85 

Interest due on 1917 3.90 



$ 263.75 

Total receipts $ 10,451.90 

School orders $ 2,968.93 

vSelectmen's orders 6,861.83 

Assessors' orders 118.33 

Cemetery commissioners' 24.00 



$ 9,973.09 

Cash in the hands of the treasurer $ 478.81 

Balance on schools $ 443.44 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Prescott, Mass, 

For the fiscal year ending: Dec* 31, 1917 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term expires 
William F. Wendemuth, Ch., Prescott 1920 

Fred W. Doubleday, Sec. Greenwich Vill. Tel. 19-4 1919 
Ellis A. Thayer, North Prescott Tel. 12-3 1918 

Superintendent 

Charles C. Richardson, No. Dana Tel. res. Cooleyville 21-11 

School Physician 

Dr. Charles W. Robertson, No. Dana Tel. Cooleyville 21-12 

Attendance Officers 

Howard I. Shaw, Greenwich Village Tel. Cooleyville- 11-22 
Edward T. Wheeler, Prescott 



Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL, STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 320.43 

Town appropriation 800.00 

Dog fund 52.06 

J. L. Smith, tuition 9.50 

Massachusetts school fund 1,230.13 

Superintendent's salary refunded 225.00 

High school tuition refunded 266.25 

Tuition of state wards 509.00 



EXPENDITURES 

Superintendent's salary $ 285.17 

School committee pay 34.00 

Supervisor of music 90.00 

Promotion of health 64.00 

School supplies 73.36 

Text books 43.37 

Teachers' salaries 1,374.80 

High school tuition 156.25 

High school transportation 132.75 

Elementary school transportation 338.40 



3,412.37 



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Elementary school tuition $ 70.41 

Fuel 119.95 

Care of rooms 39.85 

Repairs 66.85 

Miscellaneous 79.77 



$ 2,968.93 

Balance on hand $ 443.44 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE 
SUPERVISION 

C. C. Richardson, superintendent $ 285.17 

W. F. Wendemuth, committee 25.00 

E. A. Thayer, 5.00 

F. W. Doubleday, " 4.00 

$ 319.17 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 
Ruth C. Sprague $ 90.00 



PROMOTION OF HEALTH 

Stephen Witt, M. D., medical inspection $ 64.00 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

E. E. Babb & Co. $ 53,34 

J. L. Hammett Co. 14.59 

Milton Bradley Co. 2.71 

Educational Press Co. 2.00 

Commonwealth Press .72 



TEXT BOOKS 

E. E. Babb & Co. $ 20.14 

Benjamin H. Sanborn & Co. 10.09 

Gina & Co. 6.30 

The Macmillan Co. 4.95 

Charles Seribner's Sons 1 .80 



$ 90.00 



$ 64.00 



$ 73.36 



43.37 



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TEACHERS 

Fanny G. Thayer $ 432.00 

Elizabeth F. Hastings 245.00 

Annis E. Laplante 237.60 

Marion E. Kelley 180.00 

EllaG. Mealy 122.10 

Hetty E. Taber 33.00 

Maria A. Hamblett 88.00 

Alice M. Thurston 23.10 

Hester Johnston 6.00 

Sadie A. Norris 8.00 

$ 1,374.80 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Athol $ 120.00 

Town of Hardwick 6.25 

City of Springfield 30.00 

$ 156.25 



HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

Fred W. Lincoln $ 17.70 

Miner E. Powers 21.80 

Elizabeth F. Hastings 23.95 

George W. Walker 69.30 



$ 132.75 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
Miner E. Powers $ 192.50 

Fred Roberts 127.65 

Charlotte Higgins 18.25 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Dana $ 70 .41 



FUEL 




W. F. Wendemuth for wood 


$ 54.00 


E. A. Thayer 


34.00 



$ 338.40 



$ 70.41 



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F. W. Doubleday, for wood $ 17.70 

Ernest J. Foster, sawing wood 5.50 

E. F. Hastings, "" 3.25 

Mildred G. Field, housing and kindlings 2.00 

Ida M. Waugh, kindlings 2.00 

Rodney and Myra Wilman, kindlings .1.50 



CARE OF ROOMS 




Mildred G. Field 


$ 12.00 


Ida M. Waugh 


12.00 


Rodne}^ and Myra Wilman 


12.00 


Elizabeth Hastings 


.85 


Mrs. John Carlson, cleaning 


3.00 



REPAIRS 

K. A. Thayer, labor and materials $ 60.25 

C. D. Haskell & Co., curtains etc. 2.70 

L. E. Hagen, flag rope etc. 1.90 

W. F. Wendemuth, labor 1.50 

F. W. Doubleday, labor .50 



MISCELLANEOUS 

L. L. Hagen, fire extinguishers $ 32.25 

L. H. Blackmer, printing reports 17.32 
W. F. Wendemuth, school census, postage 

etc. 9.05 

C. C. Fuller, janitor supplies 4.97 

F. J. Currier, 4.39 
C. C. Richardson, postage, printing etc. 3.36 
C. I). Haskell & Co., janitor supplies 2.49 
Highland Telephone Co., rental Sup't's phone 1.25 

G. C. Ivongley & Co., rnblxi stamp 1.10 
U. Florence Rogan, filling in diplomas .50 



$ 119.95 



$ 39.85 



$ 66.85 



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Athol Transcript Co., printing $ 3.09 

$ 79.77 

Total expense for support of schools $ 2,968.93 

For the school committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, January 8, 1918 





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ATTENDANCE RECORD 
School year, 1916—17 



Schools 


Hoys 


Girls 


Fupils 


Av. 


Av. 


Per 


Pert". 


Tardy 


Vis. 


Vis. 










Mem. 


Att. 


Cent 


Att. 




Supt. 


Others 


No. 2 


12 


13 


25 


20 


18 


92 


1 


95 


18 


15 


No. 3 


8 


7 


15 


14 


13 


96 





47 


18 


51 


No. 4 


9 


14 


23 


16 


15 


93 


1 


3 


19 


53 


Totals 


29 


34 


63 


50 


46 


94 


2 


145 


55 


119 








Fall Term, 


1917 










Schools 


Boys 


Girls 


Pupils 


Av. 


Av. 


Per. 


Perf. 


Tardy 


Vis. 


Vis. 










Mem. 


Att. 


Cent 


Att. 




Supt. 


Others 


No, 1 


4 


5 


9 


9 


9 


98 


4 





6 


6 


No. 2 


12 


7 


19 


18 


17 


96 


4 


41 


7 


6 


No. 3 


9 


10 


19 


15 


13 


92 


1 


20 


7 


6 


No. 4 


4 


9 


13 


13 


13 


97 


5 





7 


6 


Totals 


29 


31 


60 


55 


52 


95 


14 


61 


27 


24 



Ages 


5 


Boys 
Girls 
Totals 


1 

4 

5 



SCHOOL CENSUS, APRIL 1, 1917 

6 7 8 9 10 11 

12 6 2 4 1 

5 2 4 2 3 6 

6 4 10 4 7 7 
Children under 7 years old 

" 7 to 13 inclusive 
14 and 15 years old 
Total 



2 


13 


14 


15 


Totals 


4 


4 


2 


5 


32 


4 


3 





2 


35 


8 


7 


2 


7 

11 

47 

9 

67 


67 



CLASSIFICATION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND AGES 
School Enrolment of January, 1918 



Ages 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


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2 


4 


2 


1 










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9 


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2 


2 


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5 


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2 


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6 


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7 


VIII 


















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2 


1 


4 


Totals 


2 


6 


6 


5 


7 


4 


7 


5 


5 


4 


1 


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Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Prescott, — 

Herein is contained 
my third annual report of schools, which is also the sixteenth 
under the Dana union superintendency. 

, The usual tables have been arranged in their proper places 

in the front and in the appendix of your report. A few num- 
ber facts are here added for the purpose of comparing- our own 
town with similar towns in the state. 

Population of Prescott, state census of 1915 299 

School children of compulsory age, April 1, 1917 47 

Pupils enrolled in the public schools, fall term, 1917 60 

Average membership for the same time 55 

Total valuation of the town, 1917 $ 258,157 

Tax rate per $ 1000 16 

Total tax, including 99 polls 4,328.53 

Appropriation for public schools, 1917 800 

Ratio of school appropriation to whole town tax .184 

With a single exception our teaching force has changed 
within the year. During the preceding school year there was 
an apparent permanence in the force, since all were local resi 
dents, a very unusual fact for Prescott. Hut change in resi- 
dence took place and change in teachers resulted. The two 



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local teachers who began this school year remain with us. In 
the other two schools the number of changes has been so great 
as to become serious. The difficulty of securing suitable teach- 
ers has doubled within a year or two. The six leading teachers' 
agencies in New England, including the state board bureau, 
were called upon and they have been at their wits' end to locate 
a good candidate for these schools. All teachers agree that the 
schools are pleasant and desirable as mixed schools, but the re- 
moteness from social and church life and privileges offers a 
barrier which they will not consent to overlook for any consid- 
erable time. With some wise and insistent encouragement to 
the girls who graduate from our grammar schools, a new crop 
of local teachers can be produced after the six years of high 
and normal school are traversed. There are resident young 
women who are not doing much for the community at their 
present age of 21 to 24 years. Had these girls been properly 
directed through the higher schools we would not now be hunt- 
ing all over New England to get a teacher to remain with us a 
term or part of a term in the easiest kind of school for a begin- 
ner. The demand for rural teachers is already too far ahead 
of the supply. 

The quality of work in our schools is being kept up with 
the varying and rising standards. For the present, novel and 
distracting schemes have not been allowed to enter and notice- 
ably interfere with the routine daily work. 

The transportation question you have with you always. 
The maintenance of teams has become one of the heavy bur- 
dens of our high price era and so decreases the attraction of 
breaking up five work days a week for a rather small sum of 
money. The care needed to transport small children in the 
worst weather makes both children and parents shy at transpor- 
tation. 

The unusually cold of the past December and the fuel con- 
dition everywhere have brought up some questions about chang- 
ing our school terms. The superintendent received his early 
rural school education mostly in warm and comfortable weather, 



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schools opening late in June and in November, leaving out the 
months of January, February, and March. This was at the 
time of low priced fuel , and even that was always donated by the 
parents, the parties most interested in the comfort and welfare 
of their own children and not in the most they could get for a 
cord of wood or a day's work. In the strenuous times now 
with us some change in school terms can be very wisely made 
to avoid the sternest weather and the worst roads. Such a 
change would have its good effect in inducing teachers to take 
our schools and teamsters to take our scholars. 

With all the pros and cons, it must be generally admitted 
that the reopening of the little rural schools is a backward step 
and does not bespeak present day patriotism. The great ser- 
vice of the school, in town or country, is to enlarge the social 
opportunities of the young, enliven their interest in school 
work, and so increase their progress in life. The larger schools 
of two generations ago did this in a great degree and our con- 
solidated schools are doing this in still greater measure to-day. 

I wish again to express my appreciation of the many help- 
ful acts of the members of the school board, — all busy men — 
also of the splendid devotion of our teachers, and the loyal sup- 
port of the parents and guardians of our school children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES C. RICHARDSON, 

Super hi ten deii t . 



Honor Roll 



PUPILS OF THE PRESCOTT SCHOOLS WHO WERE PERFECT 

IN ATTENDANCE THRUOUT THE WINTER TERM OF 1917 

THAT IS, WHO WERE MEMBERS ALL THE TIME AND WERE 

NOT ABSENT, TARDY, OR EXCUSED: 



SCHOOL NO. 2 
SCHOOL NO. 3 
SCHOOL NO. 4 



Eunice Mitchell 

Vera Laplante 

Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Arthur Haskins 
Grace Haskins 
Josie Haskins 
C. Prescott Putnam 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THRUOUT THE SPRING TERM 

OF 1917 

SCHOOL NO. 2 
Eunice Mitchell 

SCHOOL NO. 3 
Myra Wilman 

SCHOOL NO. 4 
Marion Fogg 
Bertha Foster 



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Doris Foster 
Grace Haskins 
Josie Haskins 
Frances Pettengill 
C. Prescott Pntnani 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL 

YEAR OF 1916—17 



Eunice Mitchell 

Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 



SCHOOL NO. 2 
SCHOOL NO. 4 



PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THRUOUT THE FALL TERM 

OF 1917 



Henry Blakely 
Iva Jones 
Gertrude Sears 
Leon Shaw 



Florence Downer 
Maude Downer 
Francis Gelinas 
Nelson Gelinas 



Catherine Snyder 



vSCHOOL NO. 1 



SCHOOL NO. 2 



SCHOOL NO. 3 



SCHOOL NO. 4 
Oscar Carlson 
Nora Grover 
Elmer Haskins 
Grace Haskins 
Harriet Ryther 

GRADUATES OF THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, NO. 4 
Arthur Mansfield Haskins 
Josephine Emma Haskins 



School Calendar, 1918-19 



1918 

March 8, Winter Term closes, 12 weeks. 
March 9-24, Vacation of two weeks. 
March 25, Spring Term commences. 
June 14, Spring Term closes, 12 weeks. 
September 2, Fall Term commences. 
November 22, Fall Term closes, 12 weeks. 
November 23-December 1, Vacation of one week. 
December 2, Winter Term commences. 
December 21- January 5, Vacation of two weeks. 

1919 
March 7, Winter Term closes, 12 weeks. 
March 8-23, Vacation of two weeks. 
March 24, Spring Term commences. 
June 13, Spring Term closes, 12 weeks. 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME 
1918 
Washington's Birthday, February 22. 
Patriots' Day, April 19. 
Memorial Day, May 30. 
Labor Day, September 2. 



Report of Music Supervisor 



Mr. Charles C. Richardson, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Prescott, Mass. 

Dear Sir:- 

It gives me great pleasure to submit my second an- 
nual report as supervisor of music in the schools of Prescott. 

The progress in the school music is shown by the fact that by the mid- 
dle of the winter term the outline followed last year will be completed. 
Therefore, we will be able to broaden our study of the art of expression, 
and of music appreciation. Bach teacher is to receive a revised copy of 
the "Manual of Music" by Mr. George O. Bowen, in which she will find 
outlines for teaching the various technicalities according to the most up- 
to-date methods of the New Educational System. 

The children are apt pupils, and at the present time are very anx- 
ious to pass their semi-annual test. The elementary classes are doing well, 
and have improved very much in their ability to read at sight. They are 
putting more life and feeling into their singing and so get more enjoy- 
ment from their songs. The quality of tone is good and there are but few- 
monotones. 

The faithfulness and enthusiasm of both teachers and pupils is greatly 
appreciated. I also wish to thank the superintendent for his interest and 
cooperation in this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH C. SPRAGUB, 



Supervisor of Music 



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SCHOOL PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 

School Committee , 
Tow 7i of Prescott. 

Sirs,- 

Herewith is my report for the year 1917, beginning with the 
fall term. 

Number of schools visited 4 

Number of pupils examined 52 

Defective teeth found in 14 

Enlarged tonsils found in 19 

Bradycardia (slow heart) found in 1 

Congenital eye defect found in 1 

I would recommend a change in the ventilating system found in school 
number 2. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES W. ROBERTSON, M. D., 
School Physician. 
North Dana, Mass., 
. Jan. 1, 1918. 



Tuition Pupils 



THUS FAR THIS SCHOOL YEAR 



SCHOOL NO. 1 



Amy Blakely 
Charlotte Blakely 
Henry Blakely 

Etta Bryson 
Bertie Downer 
Florence Downer 
Maud Downer 
William Downer 
George Jackson 
Leonard Kelly 
Edward Madison 
Herbert Madison 
Alfred Price 



SCHOOL NO. 2 



SCHOOL NO. 3 



John Clark 
Elli Matson 
Linda Matson 
Joseph Murphy 
EH Snowdell 
George Snowdell 
Mary Snowdell 



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Catherine Snyder 
Lottie Stone 

SCHOOL NO. 4 
Dorothy Bennett 
Bertha Foster 
Doris Foster 
Nora Grover 

PUPILS ATTENDING ATHOL HIGH SCHOOL 
Mildred H. Walker 
Winnifred D. Walker 



Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report: 

Sixty-six titles have been added to the catalogue this year. 

Mrs. Marion Ellis of Bridgeport, Conn., presented thirty 
volumes. The library Commission have presented several 
volumes and a subscription for the year to four magazines, 
viz, Popular Mechanics, World's Work, St. Nicholas and Na- 
tional Geographies. The usual supply of documents and re- 
ports have been received from the office of the secretary of the 
commonwealth . 

A traveling library belonging to the Woman's Education 
Association has been loaned us during the year. 

Ten hundred and fifty-seven books have been loaned dur- 
ing the year; of these 407 are credited to the main library, 600 
to the Hill branch and 50 to the East branch. 

We desire to express our thanks to all friends of the 
library and to all who have aided us in any way. 

A list of the new books (Catalogue Supplement No. 24) 
will be found printed herewith. 

The trustee whose term expires this year is Harry A. 
Reed. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 31.55 

Town appropriation 15.00 



EXPENDITURES 
Mildred G. Field, librarian $ 12.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, labor, postage, freight, 

express, etc. 10.25 



$ 46.55 



$ 22.25 

Balance on hand $ 24.30 

For the trustees, 
W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, Jan. 10, 1918 



Catalogue of the Preseott Free Public 

Library 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 24 




Author Title 


Number 


Josiah Allen's Wife. My Opinions and Betsey 




Bobbets 


2937 


Avery. The Rebel General's Eoyal Bride 


2938 


Byron. Poetical Works 


2939 


Dickens. Barnaby Rudge and Edwin Drood 


2940 


Bleak House 


2941 


Christmas Books and Tales of Two Cities 


2942 


Old Curiosity Shop 


2943 


David Copperfield 


2944 


Dombey and Son 


2945 


Great Expectations 


2946 


Child History of England 


2947 


Eittle Dorrit 


2948 


Martin Chuzzlewit 


2949 


Nicholas Nickleby 


2950 


Oliver Twist and Uncommercial Traveller 


2951 


Our Mutual Friend 


2952 


Sketches by Boz and Hard Times 


2953 


Pickwick Papers 


2954 



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Farnol. The Money Moon 2955 

Holland. Bitter Sweet 2956 

Hosmer. The Lady's Book 2957 

Caskoden. When Knighthood was in Flower 2958 

Lorimer. Old Gorgan Graham 2959 

Shakespeare. Complete Works No. 1 2960 

" "2 2961 

Thayer. Marvels of the New West 2962 

Thompson. A Fortnight of Folly 2963 

Ward. Eleanor 2964 

Half Hours With Great Authors 2965 

Excelsior Annual 2966 

Aaronsoln. With the Turks in Palestine 2967 

Abbott. The Story of Our Army 2968 

Barrie. Peter Pan 2969 

Bishop. The Story of the Submarine 2970 

Bond. With the Men Who Do Things 2971 

Burgess. Mother West Wind's Animal Friends 2972 

Buswell. Ambulance No. 10 2973 

Caine. The Drama of 365 Days 2974 

Cody. The Adventures of Buffalo Bill 2975 

Crump. The Boys' Book of Firemen 2976 

Dickinson. Children's Book of Thanksgiving Stories 2977 

Dix. Blithe McBride 2978 

Dutton. I^ittle Stories of France 2979 

Forbes, Lindsay. Daniel Boone, Backwoodsman 2980 

French. The Lance of Kanana 2981 

Hay. Getting Together 2982 

Hall. Handicraft for Handy Boys 2983 

Haskell. Katrinka 2984 

Hearne. Zeppelins and Super Zeppelins 2985 

Heyliger. Don Strong of the Wolf Patrol 2986 

Hunt. About Harriet 2987 

Klickmann. The Little Girl's Sewing Book 2988 

Lutz. What to Draw and How to Draw it 2989 

Masefield. Martin Hyde 2990 



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Moses. Paul Revere 2991 

Overlock. A Nurse in Every Home 2992 

Paine. The Boy's Life of Mark Twain 2993 

Roe. First Reg't Heavy Artillery Mass. Vol. '61-65 2994 

Sienkiewicz. In Desert and Wilderness 2995 

Thurstan. The People Who Run 2996 

Verrill. Harper's Aircraft Book 2997 

Wireless " 2998 

Wig-gin & Smith. Golden Numbers 2999 

Williams. Young Peoples' Story of Massachusetts 3000 

Wilson. Why We are at War 3001 

Citizens' Handbook, Laws of Kvery-day Life 3002 



CSOKMBBEaHBHi 




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Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



918 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1919 



The 

Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



Vllo&b 



FOR THE YEAR 



1918 



Beixhertown, Mass. 
Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 
\ 1919 



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STATE IJBRART OF KASSACROSKTTS 






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Mass 

Cities 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1918 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 3500 $ 69.86 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

38 fowls 23, other ratable estate 25 2.83 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 51^a 500 17.53 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

4 horses 300, 21 cows 1470, 8 yearlings 215, 50 
fowls 35, other ratable estate 450, house 325, 2 
barns 700, windmill 50, corn barn 25, garage 25, 
home place 175a 2125 114.04 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 4.74 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

house 100, barn 25, home place 4a 75, Vaughan 
lot la 15 5.71 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt clause 14) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie L,. 

25 fowls 10, other ratable estate 250, Woods lot 

10a 100 8.22 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



1 Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 300, bull 125, 11 cows 990, other ratable 
estate 125, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, garage 
25, home place 102a 825 $ 53.15 

Berry, Annie Iy. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 10, house 200, barn 
200, shed 25, cider mill 25, home place 90a 1500, 
Egypt lot 2a 10 34.86 

1 Blake, George G. 

house 250, home place 50a 300 11.49 

Brown, Iy. Flora 

2 horses 175, 3 cows 140, yearling 20, 34 fowls 
19, house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 100, home 
place 52a 200, Powers place 170a 900, Stone lot 
18a 125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 3a 10, Gray 
lot 30a 800 53.29 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 2.00 

1 Browne, Arthur L. 

horse 125, 4 cows 240, 2 two year olds 60, 2 year- 
lings 50, other ratable estate 30 10.71 
Browne, I,illie S. F. 

house 250, barn 175, home place 70a 300 12.51 

1 Brown, George 2.00 

1 Brown, Carl 2.00 

1 Brown, Herbert W. 2.00 

Burroughs, IyUra C. 

other ratable estate 15, house 425, barn 100, 
horse barn 50, 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 400 18.80 

Boutin, L,ucy P. 

house 300, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, home 
place 20a 200 12.51 

1 Bowen, Frank A. (exempt chap. 49 acts 1918) 
1 Barker, Sherwood (exempt chap. 14) 2.00 

Barker, Albina C. 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 $ 9.49 

Blinn, Homer R. 2.00 

o 

Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, small house 50, home place 

14a 75 7.61 

Carlson, John 

horse 75, cow 60, two year old 50, other ratable 
estate 555, house 250, barn 150, 2 hen houses 75, 
garage 25, home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50 26.41 

Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 250, bull 100, 8 cows 600, 2 yearlings 
70, 2 swine 50, 30 fowls 15, other ratable estate 
170 23.65 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, small barn 75, shed 25, home 

place 78a 1100 34.50 

Chamberlain, William F. 

horse 90, other ratable estate 335, house 250, 

barn 100, cow shed 75, home place 80a 500 25.29 

Clark, Minnie L. 

3 horses 150, 11 cows 660, 2 two year olds 80, 

18 fowls 5, other ratable estate 5 15.49 

Clark, Minnie and Coit, Mattie 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 

1700, Webber lot 6a 50 50.03 

Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50 2.86 

Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, horse 75, cow 75, 3 two year 
olds 120, 100 fowls 85, other ratable estate 30, 
house and store 750, barn 150, shop 75, home place 
la 25, Raskins and Johnson lot la 25, Johnson lot 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins lot 

7a 70, Baker and Darby lot 3a 75 $ 50.13 

Crossett, Harriett J. (heirs or devisees) 

house and store 700, land 5000 feet 10 12.25 

Congregational Church Society- 
house 500, barn 200, home place 10a 300 17.25 

Clark, Jay Jr. and Helen M. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 5a 75 3.88 

Clark, Jay Jr. 

other ratable estate 1000 19.25 

D 

Doubleday, Fred W. 

3 horses 450, 7 cows 350, 2 two year olds 100, 
3 yearlings 75, 50 fowls 35, other ratable estate 
5, house 50, barn 300, hen house 25, home place 
83a 1000, Abbott lot 6a 180, Abbott lot No. 2, 
2^a 60 47.37 

Davis Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 

barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 50 ^38. 81 

F 

Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 40, 4 cows 220, 3 two year olds 120, year- 
lings 35, other ratable estate 10, house 100, barn 
100, shed 50, corn barn 25, home place 57a 450 21.64 

Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, cow 40, yearling 35, 
90 fowls 75, other ratable estate 10, house 175, 
barn 175, shop 50, store house 50, house and 
store 300, home place 10a 150, land 5000 feet 15, 
out lot 4a 25 32.19 



D 



Gleason, Susan J. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

house 200, barn 75, hen house 25, Damon house 
200, barn 50, hen house 50, home place 12a 100, 
Damon place 57a 150 $ 14.66 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

6 cows 400, swine 20, 45 fowls 30, house 200, 

barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 40a 450 22.96 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

3 horses 100, 7 cows 490, 2 swine 20, 30 fowls 

15, other ratable estate 10 12.95 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 75, 3 cows 175, yearling 30, other ratable 

estate 10, house 200, barn 50, home place 40a 450 19.08 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

5 horses 400, 7 cows 4 25, 2 two year olds 100, 2 
yearlings 30, 75 fowls 60, other ratable estate 45, 
house 200, barn 200, sheds 50, home place 110a 
1000 45.30 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 150, 11 cows 795, yearling 20, 63 fowls 
48, other ratable estate 345, house 225, barn 175, 
shed 25, home place 75a 800 46.56 

Grange, Golden Rule 

Grange hall and store 550, barn 100, land la 50 8.63 

H 

Haskins, Hannah (exempt chapter 9) 
house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50 
1 Hamilton, John h. 2.00 

1 Hannum, Austin P. 

5 horses 465, 13 cows 1040, 3 twp year olds 150, 
55 fowls 40, other ratable estate 80 32.62 

1 Hannum, Charles K. 2.00 

Hannum A. P. and C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200 3.45 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 

50, home place 60a 1000 $ 25.01 

1 Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 5.45 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 

horse 125, 2 cows 125, two year old 40, other rat- 
able estate 25, house 400, barns 350, shed 25, 
home place 102a 1200 39.51 

1 Haskins, Walter C. 

2 horses 200, 2 cows 140, yearling 25, 40 fowls 

25, other ratable estate 100 10.45 

Haskins, Nettie K. 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, shop 10, garage 25, 

home place 90a 1050 26.05 

J 

1 Jones, William H. 2.00 

1 Johnson, William H. 

3 cows 225, 50 fowls 35, other ratable estate 10, 
house 350, barn 300, home place 51a 1100, Brig- 
ham lot 25a 300 42.02 

1 Johnson, layman S. 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 585, 2 swine 20, house 275, 

barn 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 74a 450 52,55 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

horse 40, 4 cows 200, 2 two year olds 80, 2 year- 
lings 60, house 150, barn 100, Potter house 50, 
home place 77a 885, land ia 5, land old place 17a 
100, Paige pasture 5a 100 32.28 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

21 fowls 6, other ratable estate 281, Bartlett lot 
25a 75, Allen lot 8^a 25, Macomber lot 10a 30 9.20 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

old place 123a 3300 56.93 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

K 

1 Kelley, Eugene G. 

3 horses 300, 13 cows 780, 7 two year olds 225, 
swine 20, other ratable estate 350, house 700, 
barn 400, shed 50, store house 75, carriage house 
100, home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 150 $ 82.21 

1 Kelley, Lewis S. 2.00 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L- 2.00 

L 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

horse 100, 2 cows 60, Bishop lot 44a 200 8.56 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 400 11.64 

1 Lincoln, Fred W. 

horse 125, cow 60, yearling 25, house 250, barn 

300, home place 150a 600 25.46 

1 Lincoln, Conrad (exempt chapter 49 acts 1918) 
LaBaire, Adolphus 

other ratable estate 150 2.59 

M 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 35, 2 cows 140, 460 fowls 445, old house 
100, new house 300, barn 75, hen house 250, 
home place 27a 350, Abbott land 8a 120, Egypt 
lot 10a 100 35.04 

1 MacDonald, William S. 

house 50, home place 10a 50 3.73 

N 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 

10a 300, pasture lot 9a 50 15.09 



10 



Polls NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Paige, John C. 

2 horses 150, cow 50, 3 yearlings 90, 16 fowls 1, 
other ratable estate 25, house 225, barn 150, 
home place 104a 1500 $ 44.66 

1 Paige, Charles W. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Daniel F. 

house 100, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 50, 
Chapin barn 25, home place 8a 1000, Freeman 
land 4a 20, Chapin land la 25 23.48 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

horse 100, 2 cows 120, 30 fowls 15, other ratable 

estate 5, house 175, barn 75, home place 30a 500 19.08 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

2 horses 75, 2 cows 100, yearling 25, 19 fowls 4, 
other ratable estate 310 10.87 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, corn barn 25, 

new shed 50, garage 25, home place 80a 685 26.31 

1 Pierce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 225, 6 cows 275, 4 two year olds 100, 
yearling 15, 20 fowls 5, other ratable estate 360, 
house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home place 74a 
1000 43.06 

1 Peirce, Leroy M. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Harrison D. (exempt chap. 49 acts 1918) 

1 Pierce, Harold F. (exempt chap. 49 acts 1918) 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, 2 cows 110, other 
ratable estate 300, house 350, barn 125, Gilbert 
house 300, hen house 25, garage 25, home place 
la 25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce lot 28a 1800, 
Berry lot 12a 125, Titus lot 5a 50, Haskins lot 



11 



Polls NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 

2a 25 $ 69.88 

Putntim, Willie E. and Mary L. 

house 250, barn 100, hen house 50, home place 

25a 250 11.21 

1 Putnum, Willie K. 

horse 50, 3 cows 180, two year old 20, 86 fowls 71, 
other ratable estate 5 7.63 

Putnum, John S. P. (exempt chapter 14) 

Powers, Charles E. 2.00 

Powers, Adelbert E- 

Whitaker lot 30a 125 4.17 

Powers, Edna J. 

2 cows 120, 29 fowls 14, house 200, barn 75, 

shed 25, home place 25a 300 12.67 

1 Powers, Minor E. 

4 horses 350, 3 cows 210, 2 two year olds 60, 450 
fowls 435, other ratable estate 350, house 150, 
barn 100, 5 hen houses 250, grain house 25, 
garage 20, shed 25, home place 58a 500 44.70 

1 Peterson, Enoch E. 

2 horses 225, 5 cows 375, 2 two year olds 60, 2 
yearlings 50, other ratable estate 15, house 250, 
barn 150, shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, home 
place 75a 1050, Fish lot 10a 100, Haskins lot 18a 
200 46.42 

1 Pierce, Leslie M. 

horse 50, 3 cows 90, two year old 70, yearling 
20, other ratable estate 5, house 100, barn 100, 
shed 25, home place 50a 275 14.68 

Pierce, Bertha C. 

105 fowls 90, other ratable estate 50 2.42 

R 

1 Reed, Harry A. 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

3 horses 300, 10 cows 600, 7 two year olds 350, 
2 yearlings 25, swine 15, 60 fowls 45, other rat- 
able estate 30, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, 
home place 115a 2250 $ 81.18 

1 Ryder, Frank I,. 2.00 

Ryder, Adeline M. 

horse 75, 3 cows 160, 2 yearlings 55, 50 fowls 35, 
other ratable estate 15, house 350, barn 100, home 
place 60a 600 23.98 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes 

house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 6.47 

1 Roberts, Frederick 

horse 50, cow 60, swine 15, other ratable estate 15 4.42 

s 

Shaw, gillie M. 

horse 125, cow 25, other ratable estate 15, 2 houses 
375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 25, home place 
60a 600 23.12 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

horse 100, 2 cows 120, two year old 50, 2 swine 
25, 24 fowls 8, other ratable estate 280, house 
225, 2 barns 200, home place 18a 200, Berry lot 
20a 100 24.57 

1 Shaw, Willis F. (exempt chapter 49 acts 1918) 

1 Shaw, Henry C. 

horse 40, cow 40, two year old 40, other ratable 
estate 165, house 200, barn 100, cider mill 25, 
shop 25, home place 21a 150 15.55 

Shaw, Mrs. Abbie A. 

Aldrich place 25a 300 5.18 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500 13.37 

1 Stacy, John N. 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



cow 40, 18 fowls 3 $ 2.74 

1 Stone, L,eon L. 

other ratable estate 300 7.18 

Stone, Lucy (heirs or devisees) 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 400 10.19 

1 Sears, Arthur C. 

barn 75, small house 25, home place 45a 300, 
Henry lot 25a 75 10.19 

rp 

1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

3 horses 250, 5 cows 350, two year old 50, 2 year- 
lings 50, other ratable estate 250, house 225, barn 
150, garage 25, home place 89a 800, Snider lot 
30a 500, Vaughan lot 25a 200 51.17 

1 Thrasher, Fred M. 

cow 60, 40 fowls 25, house 300, barn 100, home 
place 16a 200, old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 
1000, Tourtellott lot 20a 100 42.71 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

cow 45, 19 fowls 5, other ratable estate 350 8.09 

1 Towne, Frank 2.00 

u 

1 Upton, George H. (exempt chapter 14) 

cow 70, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 
Haskins lot 8a 75 

1 Upton, Ueighton A. 

horse 50, cow 50, yearling 20, 42 fowls 27, other 
ratable estate 5, house 200, shed 25, home place 
la 25 8.93 

1 Upton, Harry A. (exempt chapter 49 acts 1918) 

other ratable estate 300 5.18 

v 

1 Vorce, Ora 



14 



Polls NAME) AND VALUATION Tax 

2 horses 70 $ 3.21 

1 Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 7.18 

Vaughan, Mrs. Ida (heirs cr devisees) 

land 36a 200 3.45 

1 Venette, James 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 175, 9 cows 540, 4 yearlings 
100, swine 30, other ratable estate 200, house 200, 
barn 75, hen house 25, home place 65a 1000 44.62 

1 Venette, Oliver 2.00 

1 Venette, Ezriel 2.00 

1 Venette, Joseph (exempt chapter 49 acts 1918) 



1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 600, 25 cows 1875, 5 two. year olds 
250, yearling 25, 60 fowls 45, other ratable estate 
900, house 500, barn 300, silo 100, Smith house 
50, Smith barn 100, Smith shed 15, home place 
64a 900, Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 
250, Fisher place 54a 500, Haskins pasture 30a 
250 126.38 

1 Waugh, George F. 2.00 

1 Walker, Joseph P. 

3 horses 525, bull 150, 10 cows 1000, 4 yearlings 
120, other ratable estate 340 38.83 

Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, silo 100, hen house 25, 

home place 105a 1500 38.81 

1 Walker, George W. 

3 cows 210, yearling 40, 25 fowls 10 6.49 

1 Wheeler, Edward F. 

2 horses 300, bull 75, 13 cows 780, 6 two year 
olds 150, 2 yearlings 55, 30 fowls 15, other rat- 



15 

: 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

able estate 460, barn 50, Richards place 90a 600 $ 44.86 

2 Wendemuth, William F. 

2 oxen 225, 7 cows 350, 7 yearlings 200, swine 
25, 110 fowls 95, house 100, barn 100, home place 
73a 400 29.79 

Wendemuth, Mabel L. 

house 300, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 

78a 700 22.43 

1 Wendemuth, Albert W. (exempt chapter 49 acts 1918) 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 135, 165 fowls 150, house 150, 
barn 100, hen house 25, shed 15, brood house 25, 
home place 70a 350 19.69 

1 Ward well, B. Frank 

cow 75, 63 fowls 48 4.13 

Ward well, IyOuise D. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 9.92 

Wolff, Frank F. 

other ratable estate 100, house 150, barn 100, 

shed 25, home place 68a 400 13.37 






NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME) AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 500, Woods lot 25a 850, Brown 
and Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 250, 
Upton lot 58a 500 $ 38.81 

Powers, Or in J. 

land 150a 3000, Paige lot 60a 150 54.34 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

Horr lot 60a 2000, Ben Paige lot 120a 300, Merritt 
Horr lot 45a 500, Arnott lot 18a 75, land 8a 50, 
Putnam lot 60a 100, Barrows lot 27a 2000, Lit- 
tle place 88a 3000 138.43 

Diamond Match Co. 

other ratable estate 18170, Darby lot 31a 150, 
Harrington lot 60a 150 491.11 

Woods, Edgar of Athol, Lincoln, Levi of Dana 

2 small houses 50, lyindsey lot 95a 500, Brush 
Mountain lot 8a 50 10.35 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

McKennedy, Arthur H. and Mary E. 

land 67a 600 10.35 

GREENWICH 

Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 5.18 

Thrasher, Joseph L,. 

land 30a 500, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 

50, Sanderson pasture 30a 200 13.80 

Parker, Abel O. (heirs or devisees) 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.29 

Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 700 12.51 

Hunter, George L. 

land 7a 300 5.18 

Keezer, Sophronie (heirs or devisees) 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



land 3a 25 $ .43 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 100 > 1.73 

Adams, Herbert & Edna A. 

land 33a 300 5.18 

Root, Amelia A. 

land 22a 1000 17.25 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 75 1.29 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt Chapter 3 ) 

land 56a 275 
Clifford, IyUcy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50 .86 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 100, Woods, O. L. lot 55a 500, 

Berry lot 30a 150, J. M. Harrington lot 20a 250 17.25 

Clapp, Irene M. 

Kelley land 7a 75 1.29 

WORCESTER 
Herrick, L,eander F. 

Whitcomb Mill lot 2a 25, C. A. Powers lot 30a 

800, Charles N. Powers lot 4a 100 15.96 

Anderson, Clifford S, 

house 50, Upton place 20a 150 3.45 

Esty, Charles H. and Walter S. 

Esty lot 65a 1200 20.70 

Peirce, Bernie H. 

land 153a 800 13.80 

Vaughan, Mrs. E. H. (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 50, shop 25, home place 8a 100 4.74 

Vaughan, Ernest H. 

house 500, barn 125, hen house 75, home place 

80a 2000 46.58 



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NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



Reinecke, Zudie 

house 400, home place ^a 25 $ 7.33 

OKLAHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 500, land 10a 50 9.49 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George Iy. 

house 100, barn 25, home place 3a 75 3.45 

ORANGE 

Whipple, HattieV. 

land 9a 150 2.59 

Dennis and Mann 

other ratable estate 6000 103.50 

AMHERST 

Paige, James B. 

plain land 9a 200 3.45 

Goodell, Etta 

land 6a 50 .86 

Cad well, Frank A. 

Caswell place 100a 650, land 2a 50, Clark land 

7a 100 13.80 

Whitcomb, Ernest H. 

small house 100, house 150, hen house 25, Reed 
land 10a 100, Emma Woods place 6a 25, Caswell 
land 50a 300, Cook lot 25a 500, Cadwell lots 2 
tracts 75a 500, Cornwell lot 16a 150, Fountain 
Mill privilege 3a 25, Flint lot 20a 200, Cadwell 
lot No. 1, 40a 300, Cadwell lot No. 2, 10a 100 42.69 

Cadwell, Cowles and Hobart 

Garlic lot 40a 300 5.18 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 200, Caroline Horr lot 42a 4000 72.45 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ENFIELD 

Newbury, George (heirs or devisees) 

. land 11a 150 $ 2.59 

Ward, Iyticy F. 

Hemenway lot 30a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 3.45 

Flint, Josiah W. (heirs or devisees) 

Stetson lot 50a 250, Cowan lot 30a 150 6.90 

Garlic, George H. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400 11.21 
Horr, Reuben N. 

Pierce lot 15a 1000 17.25 

PELHAM 

Whipple, Harry J. 

Bond lot 65a 600 10.35 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Abbott lot 64a 400, Crossett 

lot 6a 125, Johnson lot 12a 250 21.99 

Cadrett, Harold 

Shores Hunt lot 4a 25 .43 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 600 10.35 

Cook, Theodore L,. (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 100 1.73 

Reed, Alden D. • 

Sykes land 2^a 50 .86 

ORLEANS 

Clark, Charles A. 

2 barns 275, home place 54a 500 • 13.37 

NEW SALEM 

Putnum, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 400, Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 

60a 500 18.11 

Berry, Klma A. 

Blair lot 15a 150, Newell lot 120a 500 11.21 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 


Berry, K. A. and Sawtell H. E. 




Vaughan lot 46a 2000 


$ 34.50 


Iyincoln, Myra 




Dunn lot 16a 100 


1.73 


Stacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 




Bigelow lot 26a 400 


6.90 


Freeman, Edward A. 




Pierce lot 6a 100 


1.73 


Cogswell, Henry A. 




Cummins lot 25a 500 


8.63 


Vineca, Eli«ha 




land 25a 700 


12.08 


Orcutt, William F. 




land ia 100 


1.73 


Bruffee, Flora 




Hunt land 30a 125 


2.17 


Whi taker, Earl 




2 horses 200, cow 65, 2 two year olds 80, 


45 fowls 


30, other ratable estate 625 


17.25 


Bullard Bros. 




other ratable estate 4500 


77.63 



SHUTKSBURY 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter land la 15, 
Ames place 44a 500, J. A. Pierce lot 20a 200, 
Flint and Gillett lot 65a 650 26.57 

Horr, El bridge 

Mitchell lot 25a 25 .43 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 1.73 



WENDELL 

Haskins, Henry M. 

machinery 800, 7 horses 700, 2 cows 125, other 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ratable estate 75, portable house 50, barn 50, 

land 12a 100 $ 32.78 

Haskins, H. M. and Waugh, W. M. 

Lucas lot 35a 1200 20.70 

Miller, Edward C. 

portable house 50 .86 

Prue, Metty 

portable house 15 .26 

Johnson, D. W. 

portable house 15 .26 

Wheeler, Charles S. 

portable house 50 .86 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles E. 

Hemenway lot 23a 100, Brown lot 4a 300 6.90 

ORANGE AND NEW SAI.EM 

Sampson, Myron F. and Webster, James H. 

Fred Lincoln lot 10a 600 10.35 

NORTH DANA 

Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 550 9.49 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 800, Humes lot 27a 500 22.43 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 100 1.73 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 2.16 

Carey, Jerry 

land 30a 50 .86 

Kennedy, David L. 

2 small buildings 50, Lincoln land 40a 200, Ma- 
son lot 35a 100 6.04 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Stevens, Arthur 

building 25, land 17a 50 $ 1.29 

Shattuck, Charles W. (heirs or devisees) 

barn 100, shed 25, home place 100a 1200 22.86 

Mason, Anthony W. 

other ratable estate 600, house 200, barn 100, 

power house 100, land and water power 22a 1000 34.50 
Doubleday, Frank and John 

Mt. L. lot 36a 600 10.35 

Donell, Henry F. 

small house 50, land 10a 30 1.38 

Hager, Otis E. 

Gleason land 15a 75 1.29 



HARDWICK 

Ruggles, L,ewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 250, Aiken lot 8a 250 8.63 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 .43 

BELLOWS FALLS, VT. 

Hatch and Shepardson 

other ratable estate 19,500 336.38 

UNKNOWN 

Eeyden, James 

Vaughan place 89a 1500 25.88 

PORTLAND, MAINE 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 

69a 300 11.21 

MONTAGUE 

Hayden, Rufus N. 

land 10a 100 1.73 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



WESTFIELD 

Warner, George C. (heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 $ 3.45 

HOLUS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

William B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Leonard Lin- 
coln lot 63a 200 10.35 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

James, Mary Lois 

house 300, garage 75, Horr land 40a 300 11.64 

LUDLOW 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

land 2a 1500, plowed land 50a 500, Shores lot 20a 
200, Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson and Flint lot 100a 
600, Gillett lot 42a 400 60.38 

Ryder, Frank L- 

Machinery 500 8.63 

Mitchell, Flovey 

2 horses 350, other ratable estate 50 6.90 

McLean, Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 8.63 

WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughan, Bertel F. 

Berry land 20a 700 12.80 

WARE 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

house 200, barn 150, home place 69a 400 12.94 

NORTHAMPTON 

Bailey, Sidney 

Kelsey Hill lot 100a 300 5.18 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman, Alice 

Hannum lot 20a 100 $ 1.73 

West, F. M. Box Co. 

Johnson lot 8a 25 .43 

ERVING 

Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 10.78 

GREENFIELD 
Harrington, Robert A. and Martha J. 

Pierce lot 20a 250 ,4.31 

GARDNER 

L,eamy, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 100 1.73 

Gardner Metal Works 

other ratable estate 750 12.94 

BRIDGEWATER 

Boyd, William P. 

house 300, barn 275, horse barn 75, henhouse 25, 

silo 75, home place 80a 1200 33.64 

FITCHBURG 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 2.16 

GRANVILLE, N. Y. 

Baker, Theodore F. and Iyillie E. 

house 250, 2 barns 75, home place 45a 475 13.80 

BOSTON 

Doubleday, John 

house 250, barn 200, home place 70a 400 14.66 

Barnes, G. H., Waverly, and Howe, H. H., Brattleboro 

Pine Hill lot, 35a 100 1.73 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



GARDNER 

Brown Bros. 

other ratable estate 2,550 $ 43.99 

Western Union Tel. and Tel. Co., N. Y. 

other ratable estate 127 2.19 

New England Tel. and Tel. Co., Boston 

other ratable estate 10 .17 

Highland Tel. and Tel. Co., Cooleyville 

other ratable estate 180 3.11 

Congregational Church Society (exempt Chapter 7) 

church 1000, land £a 50 
Childs, S. W. and C. B., Deerfield 

other ratable estate 250 4.31 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES 
Number of residents assessed on property 

non-residents assessed on property 
persons assessed on property 

poll tax only 
male polls assessed 
Tax on each poll 
Value of assessed personal estate 

real estate excluding land 

building's 
Total of real estate 

valuation of assessed estate 
Tax for state, county, and town purposes, includ 
ing overlayings: 
On personal estate 
On real estate 
On polls 
Total tax April 1, 1918 
Rate of total tax per $ 1,000 
Number of horses 
cows 
sheep 

neat cattle other than cows assessed 
" swine 

dwelling houses assessed 
acres of land assessed 
fowls assessed 
Value of fowls assessed 



90 

75 

219 

18 

86 

$ 2.00 

92,428.00 

42,995.00 

130,720.00 

173,715.00 

266,143.00 



1,594.56 

2,996.81 

172.00 

4,763.37 

17.25 

106 

284 



126 

11 

101 

ll,178f 

2,725 

$ 2,175.00 



WALDO H. PIERCE ) Assessors 

WALTER M. WAUGH > of 

FRANK R. ALLEN ) Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 1918 

To the citizens of Prescott: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOIXOWS: 
Jeremiah Armstrong $ 72.00 

Sherrod Barker 72.00 

George H. Upton 72.00 





TOWN OFFICERS 




Paid C. 


C. Fuller, town treasurer 


$ 35.00 




clerk 


10.00 




registrar 


8.00 


W 


H. Pierce, assessor 


28.75 


E. 


P. Mitchell, auditor 


11.00 


W 


M. Waugh, assessor 


26.75 




selectman 


20.00 




overseer of poor 


5.00 




registrar 


8.00 


F. 


R. Allen, assessor 


25.25 




selectman 


20.00 




overseer of poor 


3.00 




registrar 


8.00 


H. 


I. Shaw, constable 


7.00 




election officer 


2.00 


E. 


T. Wheeler, collector 1917 taxes 


50.87 


F. 


J. Currier, ballot clerk 


2.00 


W 


. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk 


4.00 



$ 216.00 



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PaidH. D. Pierce, teller $ 2.00 

H. A. Upton, teller 2.00 



$ 278.12 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid J. L. Hamilton, snow bill . $ 2.00 

Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying 1917 valuation 3.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports 42.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, inspecting animals 21.00 

James D. Kimball, premium treas. bond 12.00 

A. W. Brownell, assessors' supplies 6.33 

CM. Pierce, moth work 9.00 
F. P. Hall, one roll wire, state road 1917 contract 5.00 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 4.35 

Daniel P. Kimball, premium on coll. bond 20.00 

Badger Fire Extinguisher Co., bottle cage .80 

Johnson's Book Store, tax book 2.05 

Southboro Print Shop, moth notice 2.10 

Ida Waugh, mailing moth notices 3.00 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery 2.00 
H.I. Shaw, repairing gate and mowing Fish cemetery 9.00 

Athol Transcript Co., printing state warrants 2.75 
Fred W. Doubleday, fire warden, Shutesbury fire 27.90 
Orange Savings Bank, note and interest 1,555.00 

Certification of note 2.00 

County tax 778.55 

State tax 660.00 

Hampshire County Farm Bureau 25.00 

Library appropriation 25.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, inspector of meat 7.50 

A. H. Gross, mowing town hall cemetery 7.50 

F. A. Griswold, sealer 10.00 

janitor and supplies 2.23 

C. C. Fuller, recording births and deaths 5.00 

town clerks' meeting 4.00 

postage, tel. and oaths 11.27 



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Paid W. H. Pierce, justice fees and postage $ 5.00 

E. A. Pettingill, inspector of meat 24.00 

E. P. Mitchell, wood for town hall 6,70 

Physicians for return of births 1.00 

W. M. Waugh, expenses as overseer of poor 5.00 

postage and tel. 6.00 

Assessors' abatements 34.00 

Town clerk's miscellaneous acct. 68.31 

K. T. Wheeler, collector, postage and tax bills 16.46 

Total $ 3,433.80 

RECAPITULATION 

Paid State aid $ 216.00 

Highway account 979.77 

Miscellaneous account 3,433.80 

Town officers 278.12 

Support of poor 445.79 



RESOURCES 



LIABILITIES 



5,353.48 



Balance subject to selectmen's orders $ 1,431.14 

due on 1918 tax 192.16 

Interest " " " " 3.84 

Due from W. F. Dagle, grass on town farm 17.50 

Due from state, account of state aid 216.00 



$ 1,860.64 



Due State Board of Charity $ 11.00 

Town of Phillipston 196.00 

Collector 1918 taxes 50.00 

$ 257.00 



Jury List 





January 1, 1919 




Leighton A. Upton 




Farmer 


George T. Waugh 




Farmer 


Henry A. Johnson 




Farmer 


Willie M. Tourtellott 




Farmer 


Fred W. Doubleday 




Farmer 


Ellis A. Thayer 




Farmer 


WALTER M. WAUGH ) 


Selectmen 


FRANK R. ALLEN 


of 


ELLIS A. THAYER ) 


Ptescott 



Overseers of Poor Account 



Paid State Board of Charity, acct. of minor ward 
Town of Phillipston, support of poor 
Town of New Salem, support of poor 



$ 162.86 

225.93 

57.00 

$ 445.79 



WALTER M. WAUGH ) Overseers 
FRANK R. ALLEN \ of 

ELLIS A. THAYER ) Poor 



Highway Surveyor's Report 



SNOW BILLS 1917 & 1918 

Paid F. M. Thresher $ 11.00 

E. P. Mitchell 9.63 

Isriel Vennette 6.00 

Joseph Vennette 2.00 

J. L. Hamilton 5.30 
George Jackson . 1.20 

Leon Gelinas .53 

Frank Griswold 10.75 

Andrew Johnson 2.75 

Guy Johnson 4.50 

Ambrose Kelley 3.75 

Lewis Kelley 5.00 

A. H. Gross 13.50 

E. E. Peterson 15.75 
C. H. Grout 4.25 
Fred Chamberlain 9.00 
Austin Gross 6.00 
Jessie Richardson 1.13 
Minor E. Powers 6.00 

F. A. Pettingill 5.38 
Herman Wendemuth 6.90 
Bert Wendemuth 7.80 
Fred Wendemuth 3.60 
W. F. Wendemuth 14.00 
H. A. Johnson 3.75 
F, W. Doubleday, and team 33.00 



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PaidE. A. Thayer $ 5.50 

John Stacy 3.00 

Leslie M. Pierce 1.38 

W. F. Chamberlain 1.75 

Harry Reed 14.75 

F. R. Allen 6.75 

H. I. Shaw 3.50 

W. M. Waugh 21.80 



Total snow bills $ 255.02 

CUTTING BRUSH 

Paid F. M. Thresher $ 20.63 

Frank Griswold 20.63 

John Stacy 20.63 

Arthur Gross . 13.75 



$ 75.64 
Appropriation $ 100.00 

Balance $ 24.36 

F. M. THRESHER, Highway Surveyor 



BRIDGE WORK 




Paid Ellis A. Thayer, and team 


$ 26.00 


F. M. Thresher 


14.43 


bridge timber 


5.00 


F. W. Doubleday, labor 


7.00 


F. W. Doubleday, plank 


30.28 


John Stacy 


4.79 


Andrew Johnson, labor and material 


3.15 


L,. Dennis, plank 


80.92 


W. H. Pierce, spikes 


5.26 



$ 176.83 
F. M. THRESHER, Highway Surveyor 



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ROAD WORK 




id F. M. Thresher 




$ 88.25 


F. W. Doubleday 




190.13 


Arthur Gross 




42.63 


John Stacy 




31.63 


E. B. Peterson, and team 


35.00 


Ellis Thayer, and team 


42.00 


Frank Griswold 




42.64 



$ 472.28 
F. M. THRESHER, Highway Surveyor 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Paid H. I. Shaw for mowing Fish cemetery $ 5.00 

repair on gate 4.00 

A. H. Gross for mowing town house cemetery 7.50 

Silas Whitaker for mowing brick church cemetery 2.00 

Paid for care of lots under special funds 

Haskins fund 2.00 

Briggs fund 1.00 

Johnson fund 1.00 

Whitaker fund 1.00 

Wood fund .50 

Paige fund .50 

H. I. SHAW ) ^ , 

W. M. WAUGH }■ ,. Cemetery 
A H GROSS ) Commissioners 



Town Clerk's Heport 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1918 



Date Name 

Feb. 17 Doris Olive Griswold 

May 24 Philip John Perkins 

July 20 Arthur George Waugh 

Sept. 18 Esther Louise Kelley 

Dec. 5 Bernice Ophelia Allen 



Parents 

M. Algie Griswold 
Olive J. Smith 
LeRoy R. Perkins 
Jennie E. Petti ngill 
George T. Waugh 
Rosa M. Currier 
Eewis S. Kelley 
Nellie Tower 
Frank R. Allen 
Ruth Groner 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1918 



Date 



Name 



Age 

yrs. mos. dys. 



Place 



Feb. 27 
July 18 
Sept. 12 
Sept. 22 
Sept. 25 



Lucy (Towne) Stone 84 5 1 

Henry Clay Stone 75 7 19 

Harold Franklin Pierce 25 10 10 

Willie F. Shaw 26 11 19 

John W. Currier 24 5 19 

CLARENCE C. FULLER, Town Clerk 



Prescott 
Prescott 
Prescott 
Camp Devens 
Prescott 



Treasurer's Report 



1918 

Jan. 1 Cash on hand $ 478.81 

Rec'd of E. T. Wheeler, coll. 1917 taxes 264.77 

" 1918 " 4,952.81 
Chas. C. Richardson, sale of waste 

paper .38 

E. A. Thayer, auctioneer license 2.00 
H. D. Pierce, 6 fire charges .90 
Town of Shutesbury, fighting fires 27.90 

F. A. Griswold, sealer of weights 2.31 

E. R. Whi taker, grass and pasture 

on town farm 10.00 

F. M. Thresher, error in town order 4.12 
Daniel P. Kimball, rebate on coll. bond 10.00 
W. F. Wendemuth, chair, supt. salary 300.00 

May 17 Rec'd of Orange Savings Bank, borrowed 1,500.00 

County treasurer, dog fund returned 50.38 

State treasurer, transportation high 

school pupils 85.40 

State treasurer, income Mass. school 

fund 575.00 

State treasurer, income tax 264.00 

State treasurer, highway commission 425.00 

inspection of animals 10.50 

corporation tax 29.43 

National Bank tax 26.32 

Tuition children 615.25 



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Rec'd of High school tuition 


$ 80.00 


State aid 


156.00 


Soldiers' exemption 


2.81 




$ 9,874.09 


Paid assessors' orders, county tax 


$ 778.55 


state tax 


660.00 


abatement 


34.00 


Orange Savings Bank, note 


1,500.00 


interest 


55.00 


School orders returned 


2,937.89 


Selectmen's orders returned 


2,315.93 

4: ft °Q1 77 




p o, £ol .o / 


Cash on hand to balance 


$ 1,592.72 



C. C. FULLER, Treasurer 

CEMETERY FUNDS 

Rec'd from Athol Savings Bank, Haskins fund $ 4.50 

" Whitakerfund 1.50 

Amherst Paige fund 1.50 

Orange Woods fund l'.OO 

Johnson fund 1.50 



$ 10.00 



Paid commissioners' orders returned $ 10.00 

C. C. FULLER, Treasurer 

LIBRARY ACCOUNT 

Jan. 1 Cash from settlement $24.30 

Rec'd dog fund returned 50.38 

town appropriation 25.00 



Paid Trustees' orders $ 22.65 

Cash on hand to balance 77.03 



$ 99.68 
$ 99.68 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books of the town of Prescott and find 

there is due on 1918 tax $ 192.16 

Interest 1918 3.84 

$ 196.00 

Cash in the hands of the treasurer $ 1,592.72 

Balance on schools $ 161.58 

11 library $ 77.03 

E. P. MITCHELL, Auditor 



Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 443.44 

Town appropriation 1,000.00 

Massachusetts school fund 575.00 

Superintendents' salary refunded 300.00 

High school tuition refunded 80.00 

High school transportation refunded 85.40 

Tuition of state wards 615.25 

Sale of waste paper .38 



$ 3,099.47 



EXPENDITURES 

Superintendents' salary $ 360.00 

School committee pay 34.00 

Supervisor of music 65.00 

School supplies 87.96 

Textbooks 123.00 

Teachers' salaries 1,539.60 

High school tuition 80.00 

High school transportation 56.24 

Elementary school transportation 325.70 

Elementary school tuition 54.00 

Fuel 80.90 

Care of rooms 49.70 

Repairs 4.23 



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Miscellaneous $ 77.56 

$ 2,937.89 



Balance on hand $ 161.58 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE 

SUPERVISION 

C, C. Richardson, superintendent $ 234.00 

A. W.Smith, " 126.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, committee 25.00 

E. A. Thayer, " 5.00 

F. W. Doubleday, " 4.00 



TEXT BOOKS 
American Book Co. $ 31.39 

Ginn & Co. 9.53 

A. S. Barnes Co. .98 

Silver, Burdett & Co. 15.73 

E. E. Babb & Co. 34.10 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Co. 14.05 

Atkinson Mentzer & Co. .56 

Educational Publishing Co. 3.62 

Pilgrim Press .69 



$ 394.00 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 

Ruth C. Sprague $ 50.00 

Ruth B. Dwelley 15.00 

$ 65.00 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 




Rand, McNally & Co. 


$ 18.02 


Milton Bradley Co. 


56.12 


E. E. Babb & Co. 


4.36 


Dowling School Supply Co. 


5.06 


F. J. Currier 


2.40 


Current Events 


2.00 



$ 87.96 



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The Macmillan Co. - $ 3.83 

Charles Scribner's Sons 8,52 





TEACHERS 




Fanny G. Thayer 




$ 408.00 


Marion K. Kelley 




391.20 


Addie P. Forbes 




241.50 


Alice M. Thurston 




228.90 


Mildred D. Litchfield 




144.00 


Gladys M. Olds 




126.00 



$ 123.00 



$1,539.60 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Athol $ 80.00 



$ 80.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
George W. Walker $ 56.24 



$ 56.24 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
Miner E. Powers $ 122.50 

W. L. Haskins 200.00 

Fred W. Lincoln 3.20 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Dana $ 54.00 



$ 325.70 



$ 54.00 



FUEL 
W. M. Waugh, for wood and sawing $ 40.25 

F. W. Doubleday, for wood 24.00 

W. L. Haskins, sawing wood 5.55 

Leon vShaw, sawing and kindlings 5.00 

Mildred Field, housing and kindlings 3.50 

Ida M. Waugh, kindlings 1.50 

C. C. Fuller, kindlings .60 

Marie Chamberlain, kindlings .50 



$ 80.90 



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CARE OF ROOMS 
Mildred Field $ 12.00 

Leon Shaw 10.00 

Ida Waugh 8.50 

C. C. Fuller 4.40 

Marie Chamberlain 7.40 

Myra Wilman .90 

Mrs. John Carlson, cleaning 6.50 



REPAIRS 

A. L,. Powers, for labor $ .50 

E. E. Babb & Co., flag 3.48 

F. J. Currier, damper .25 



MISCELLANEOUS 
Iv. H. Blackmer, printing reports $ 19.00 

Highland Tel. Co., rental sup't's phone 5.00 

Athol Transcript, printing 4.41 

Berkshire Mutual Insurance Co. 31.50 

E. Maud Bradley, filling in diplomas .75 

C. C. Richardson, postage, etc. 3.48 

W. F. Wendemuth, census, postage, etc. 10.70 

C. C. Fuller, janitor supplies 2.72 



$ 49.70 



4.23 



77.56 



Total expense for support of schools $ 2,937.89 

For the school committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, January 6, 1919 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Prescott, — 

Herewith I send my 
report on the public schools of Prescott. It largely has to do 
with the school year closing last June. 

The work of this school year has been so disturbed by the 
influenza epidemic in addition to the legal holidays that one 
hardly feels like saying anything very definite in regard to it. 
However, my brief acquaintance with the schools leads me to 
the belief that a longer school year, better paid teachers, and 
better school attendance are necessary to satisfactory comple- 
tion of the elementary grades in eight years. A liberal allow- 
ance for books and supplies would not be amiss. 

The school buildings and outhouses should be so equipped 
and cared for that they will be conducive to the welfare of the 
children. By them should be the suggestion of nothing op- 
posed to neatness, orderliness, Tightness; by them the muscles 
and bodily organs should not be subjected to injurious condi- 
tions; by them, through furnishing conditions for clean minds 
and comfortable bodies, the interests of the pupils in schooling 
should be enhanced. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 
Sup't. of Schools 



School Calendar, 1919 



Schools opened Dec. 30, 1918 
close March 21, 1919 
open 31, 

close June 20, 1919 
open Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1919 
close Friday, Dec. 19, 1919 
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Perfect in attendance the entire school year 1917-1918, 
Cora Grover of No. 4 school. 

GRADUATES OF GRAMMAR GRADE, JUNE 12, 1918 
Catherine May Snyder, No. 3 
Bertha Frances Foster, No. 4 
Oscar Ernest Carlson, No. 4 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS 
New Years, January 1 
Washington's Birthday, February 22 
Patriots' Day, April 19 
Memorial Day, May 30 
July 4 

Labor Day, first Monday in September 
Columbus Day, October 12 
Thanksgiving, last Thursday in November 
Christmas, December 25 

Except by special arrangement, the schools will not be in 
session on legal holidays. They will close at noon of the Wed- 
nesday next preceding Thanksgiving, and re-open on the next 
Monday morning. 



Tuition Pupils 



Charlotte Blakely 
Amy Blakely 
Lucy Blakely 
Henry Blakely 
Florence Dimond 
Jessie Dimond 

Leonard Kelley 
Clarence Coolidge 
Alexander Atkins 
George Nesbit 
Karl Steward 
Etta Bryson 
William Downer 
Bert Downer 
Florence Downer 
Maude Downer 
Jennie Mansour 
Mary Mansour 
John Mansour 

John Clark 
Clara F A ord 
Edward Madison 
Linda Matson 
Eli Snowdell 
George Snowdell 
Joseph Blakely 



FALL TERM, 1918 
SCHOOL NO. 1 



SCHOOL NO. 2 



SCHOOL NO. 3 



Doris R. Foster 
Nora V. Grover 
Sarah E. Howard 
Ruth Tarbell 
Ruth E. Howard 
Harriet Moddell 



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Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public library present the follow- 
ing - report: 

The usual documents and reports have been received from 
the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth. 

A traveling library of the "Woman's Education Associa- 
tion" has been loaned us during the year, and the library 
Commission has furnished subscriptions to three or four maga- 
zines. 

Quite a number of new books will soon be placed on our 
shelves and a catalogue supplement will then be printed. 

Six hundred and fifty-eight books have been loaned dur- 
ing the past year; of these 250 were from the main library, 300 
from the Hill branch and 108 from the East branch. 
4t Mrs. Flora Brown, who has served as librarian for the 

East branch for several years, gave up the work last May and 
Mrs. Fannie G. Thayer has taken over the books and is serving 
as librarian now. 

We take this opportunity to express our appreciation for 
the long, faithful and gratuitous service of Mrs. Brown. 

The Hill branch continues to be cared for by Mrs. Eva L. 
Newbury and the main library by Miss Mildred G. Field. 

We desire to express our thanks to all who have aided us 
in any way. 

The trustee whose term expires this year is Henry A. 
Johnson. 



52 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 24.30 

Town appropriation 25.00 

Dog fund 50.38 



EXPENDITURES 
Mildred G. Field, librarian $12.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, labor, postage, express, 

freight, cartage etc. 10.65 



$ 9f.68 



$ 22 



Balance on hand $ 77.03 

For the trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman 
Prescott, Jan. 10, 1919 



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1920 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1919 

Poll* NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devises) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 650 $ 20.40 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

20 fowls 20, other ratable estate 20 2.68 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 52a 500 17.30 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

5 horses 450, 18 cows 1260, 7 two year olds 365, 
3 yearlings 60, swine 20, 40 fowls 40, house 325, 
2 barns 700, windmill 50, corn barn 25, garage 25, 
home place 175a 2125, Cleveland lot 25a 250, Ab- 
bott lot 12a 125, Upton lot 40a 350, Hyde lot 7a 
50 115.40 

Aiken, Mabel (heirs or devisees) 

land 50a 275 4.68 

1 Amsden, Charles S. 

house 100, barn 25, home place 4a 75, Vaughan 
lot la 15, Barnes land 11a 100 7.36 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt clause 14) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie L,. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 300, 8 cows 900, two year old 150, 3 year- 
lings 200, other ratable estate 225, house 200, 2 

barns 350, shed 25, garage 25, home place 102a 

825 $ 56.41 

Berry, Annie L. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 10, house 200, barn 

200, shed 25, cider mill 25, home place 90a 1500, 

Egypt lot 2a 10 34.34 

1 Blake, George G. 

house 250, home place 50a 550 11.35 

Brown, L. Flora 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 125, yearling 35, 4 fowls 4, 

house 300, barn 150, Powers barn 100, home 

place 52a 200, Powers place 170a 900, Stone lot 

18a 125, Little lot 50a 150, Gibbs lot 3a 10, Gray 

■ lot 30a 800 52.26 

1 Brown, Marshall A. 2.00 

1 Browne, Arthur L. 

house 75, 2 cows 130, 3 two year olds 150, 2 year- 
lings 50 8.89 
Browne, I^illie S. F. 

house 200, barn 175, home place 70a 350 12.33 

2 Brown, George W. 4.00 
1 Brown, Carl W. 2.00 
1 Brown, Herbert 2.00 

Burroughs, Lura C. 

other ratable estate 15, house 425, barn 100, horse 

barn 50, 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 400 18.54 

Boutin, Lucy P. 

house 300, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, home 

place 20a 200 12.33 

Bowen, Frank A. (exempt Chap. 9 Acts 1919) 
1 Barker, Sherrod 2.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Barker, Albina C. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 $ 9.35 

1 Blinti, Homer R. 

horse 100 3.70 

c 

1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, small house 50, home place 

14a 75 7.53 

1 Carlson, John 

horse 50, cow 30, yearling 40, other ratable estate 
500, house 250, barn 150, 2 hen houses 75, garage 
25, home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50 24.02 

1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 200, 4 cows 360, 4 two year olds 250, 5 
yearlings 150, swine 50, 9 fowls 9, other ratable 

estate 150, Hunter land 7a 100, Fuller land 4a 25 24.00 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, small barn 75, shed 25, home 
place 78a 1100 34.00 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

horse 115, other ratable estate 340, house 250, 

barn 100, cow shed 75, home place 80a 500 25.47 

Clark, Minnie L. 

3 horses 150, 11 cows 880, 2 yearlings 80, 10 fowls 

10, other ratable estate 5 19.13 

Clark, Minnie and Coit, Mattie 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 

1300, Webber lot 6a 50 42.50 

1 Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50 2.85 

1 Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1025, 2 horses 100, 2 cows 140, 2 
two year olds 100, yearling 20, 47 fowls 47, other 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



ratable estate 30, house and store 750, barn 150, 
shop 75, home place la 25, Haskins and Johnson 
lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, 
C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, Baker and Darby lot 3a 
75 , $ 50.31 

Crossett, Harriet J. (heirs or devisees) 

house and store 700, 5000 feet 10 12.07 

Congregational Church Society 

house 500, barn 200, home place 10a 300 17.00 

Clark, Jay, Jr. and Helen M. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 5a 75 3.83 

Clark, Jay, Jr. 

other ratable estate 1000 19.00 

Chapin, Myron E. 

other ratable estate 15 2.26 

D 

Doubleday, Fred W. 

3 horses 400, 9 cows 630, 3 two year olds 300, 2 
yearlings 55, other ratable estate 5, house 50, 
barn 300, hen house 25, home place 83a 1000, Ab- 
bott land 6a 180, Abbott lot 2ja 60 51.39 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 
barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 
50 38.25 

F 

Fogg, Moses B. 

horse 50, 3 cows 150, 2 yearlings 70, other rata- 
ble estate 10, house 100, barn 100, shed 50, corn 
barn 25, home place 57a 450 19.09 

Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, cow 40, other rata- 






Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

ble estate 10, house and store 300, land 5000 feet 
15 $ 19.26 

Fisher, John (exempt Chap. 9 Acts 1919) 

G 

Gleason, Susan J. 

house 200, barn 50, hen house 50, Upton house 
200, Upton barn 75, hen house 25, home place 57a 
150, Upton place 12a 100 14.45 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 320, yearling 25, house 200, 
barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 40a 450 22.58 

Griswold, M. Algie 

2 horses 100, 2 cows 140, two year old 40, 3 year- 
lings 90, swine 50, 15 fowls 15, other ratable es- 
tate 10 9.57 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 50, 3 cows 190, 4 fowls 4, house 200, barn 

50, home place 40a 450 18.05 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

5 horses 400, 4 cows 260, 2 two year olds 80, 35 
fowls 35, all other ratable estate 40, house 200, 
barn 200, shed 50, home place 110a 1000 40.51 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 75, 8 cows 560, 5 yearlings 140, 22 fowls 
22, other ratable estate 345, house 225, barn 175, 
shed 25, garage 25, home place 75a 800 42.66 

Golden Rule Grange 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land la 50 8.50 

H 

Haskins, Hannah (exempt clause 9) 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50 
1 Hamilton, John L,. 2.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Hannum, Austin P. 

4 horses 465, 12 cows 640, two year old 65, 5 

fowls 5, other ratable estate 50 $ 22.83 

Hannum, Charles E. 2.00 

Hannum, A. P. and C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200 3.40 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 

50, home place 60a 1000 24.65 

Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 10a 200 5 40 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 

2 cows 130, two year old 65, other ratable estate 
25, house 400, 3 barns 350, shed 25, home place 

102a 1200 37.32 

Haskins, Walter E- 

3 horses 300, 3 cows 120, 3 two year olds 85, 
yearling 20, other ratable estate 600 21.13 

Haskins, Nettie E. 

house 300, barn 100, shop 10, shed 25, garage 25, 

home place 90a 1050 25.67 



1 Jones, William H. 2.00 

1 Johnson, William H. 

house 350, barn 300, home place 51a 1100, Brig- 
ham lot 25a 300 36.85 
Johnson, Charles H. 

2 horses 300, 2 cows 100, 2 two year olds 120, 
yearling 40, 40 fowls 40, other ratable estate 250 14.45 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 500, yearling 40, 20 fowls 
20, house 275, barn 100, home place 79a 1400, 
Abbott lot 74a 450 51.05 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

4 cows 150, 4 two year olds 150, house 150, barn 
100, Potter house 50, home place 77a 885, land ia 

5, land old place 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 50 $ 29.88 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

other ratable estate 900, Bartlett lot 25a 75, Allen 
lot 8^a 25, Macomber lot 10a 30, West Box Co. 
lot 8a 25 19.94 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

old place 123a 3300 56.10 

K 

1 Kelley, Eugene G. 

2 horses 200, 14 cows 770, 4 two year olds 200, 
other ratable estate 300, house 700, barn 400, 
shed 50, store house 75, carriage house 100, home 
place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 150 77.57 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 2.00 

Kirkwood, Alice R. 

5 horses 200, 3 cows 165, swine 20, 15 fowls 15 6.80 

L 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

horse 50, 2 cows 50, two year old 30, Bishop lot 
44a 200 7.61 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 400 11.48 

1 Laplante, Everette E. 

horse 35, 2 cows 125, 4 fowls 4, other ratable es- 
tate 275 9.46 

M 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

2 cows 150, yearling 30, 2 swine 25, 340 fowls 
340, Other ratable estate 450, old house 100, new 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



house 300, barn 75, 7 hen houses 250, home place 
27a 350, Abbott lot 8a 120, Egypt lot 10a 100, 
Pine hill lot 45a 100 $ 42.64 

1 MacDonald, William S. 

25 fowls, house 50, home place 10a 50 4.13 

N 

Norton, Charles P. and Bertha P. 

house 350, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 

10a 300, pasture lot 7a 50 14.88 

Newbury, Robert A. (exempt Chap. 9 Acts 1919) 

P 

1 Paige, John C. 

2 horses 150, two year old 50, house 275, barn 

150, home place 104a 1500 38.13 

1 Paige, Charles W. 2.00 

1 Pierce, Daniel F. 

house 100, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 50, 
Chapin barn 25, home place 80a 1500, Freeman 
land 4a 20, Chapin land la 25 31.67 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

horse 40, 2 cows 130, 2 yearlings 60, 38 fowls 38, 

house 175, barn 75, home place 30a 500 19.31 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

2 horses 75, 2 cows 75, yearling 45, other ratable 
estate 310 10.59 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, corn barn 25, 

new shed 50, garage 25, home place 80a 685 25.93 

1 Pierce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 225, 6 cows 315, two year old 40, year- 
ling 30, 50 fowls 50, other ratable estate 360, 
house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home place 74a 



11 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Ta: 

1000 $ 43.14 

1 Pierce Leroy M. 

other ratable estate 300 7.10 

Pierce, Harrison D. (exempt Chap. 9 Acts 1919) 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, 2 cows 75, other 
ratable estate 300, house 350, barn 125, garage 
25, Gilbert house 300, hen house 25, garage 25, 
home place ?a 25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce lot 
28a 150, Berry lot 12a 125, Titus lot 5a 50, Has- 
kins lot 2a 25 40.68 

Putnam, Willie E. and Mary L,. 

house 250, barn 100, hen house 50, home place 

25a 250 11.05 

1 Powers, Charles E. 2.00 

1 Powers, Adelbert L. 

Whitaker lot 30a 125 4.13 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 70, 7 fowls 7, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, 

home place 25a 300 11.51 

1 Powers, Minor E. 

3 horses 450, 3 cows 200, 2 yearlings 60, 485 
fowls 485, other ratable estate 350, house 150, 
barn 100, 5 hen houses 250, grain house 25, garage 
25, shed 25, home place 58a 500 46.55 

1 Peterson, Enoch E. 

horse 200, 7 cows 560, 2 two year olds 80, 4 year- 
lings 140, other ratable estate 15, house 250, barn 
150, shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, home place 75a 
1050, Fish lot 10a 100, Haskins lot 18a 200 50.37 

1 Pierce, Leslie M. 

horse 50, 3 cows 170, 2 two year olds 110, other 
ratable estate 5, house 100, barn 100, hen house 
25, home place 50a 275 16.20 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Pierce, Bertha C. 

horse 50, swine 20, 75 fowls 75, other ratable es- 
tate 50 $ 3.32 

R 

Reed, Harry A. 

3 horses 300, 9 cows 585, 5 two year olds 250, 10 
yearlings 300, swine 30, 30 fowls 30, other rata- 
ble estate 30, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home 
place 115a 2250 81.91 

Ryder, Frank L. 2.00 

Ryder, Adeline M. 

3 horses 250, 3 cows 150, yearling 30, 50 fowls 
50, other ratable estate 15, house 350, barn 100, 
home place 60a 600 26.27 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes 

house 150, barn 75, home place 50a 150 6.38 

s 

Shaw, Lillie M. 

horse 100, 2 cows 50, other ratable estate 15, 2 
houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, home place 
60a 600 22.36 

Shaw, Howard I. 

horse 100, 2 cows 100, two year old 50, swine 25, 
other ratable estate 430, house 225, 2 barns 200, 
home place 18a 200 26.32 

Shaw, Henry C. 

other ratable estate 200, house 200, barn 100, ci- 
der mill 25, shop 25, home place 21a 150 11.90 

Smith, Caleb E. 2.00 

Shaw, Mrs. Abbie A. 

Aldrich place 25a 300 5.10 

Smith, Jennie A. 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

4 cows 280, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 

500 $ 17.94 

1 Stacy, John N. 

2 cows 100, 10 fowls 10 3.87 

Stone, Lucy (heirs or devisees) 

house 175, barn t 100, home place 50a 400 11.48 

Sears, Arthur C. 

barn 75, small house 25, home place 45a 500, 

Henry lot 25a 75 11.48 

1 Smith, James W. 

other ratable estate 600 12.20 

Smith, Ruth V. and Latham, Agnes V. 

house 500, barn 125, .hen house 75, house 100, 
barn 50, shop 25, Vaughan place 106a 1500, 
Checkerberry farm 9a 100 42.08 



T 

1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

3 horses 250, cow 65, 3 two year olds 120, 3 year- 
lings 90, 15 fowls 15, other ratable estate 700, 
house 225, barn 150, garage 25, home place 89a 
800, Snyder lot 30a 500, Vaughan lot 25a 200 55.38 

1 Thrasher, Fred M. 

horse 125, cow 50, 2 two year olds 70, 3 yearlings 
65, 20 fowls 20, house 300, barn 100, home place 
16a 200, Old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 1000', 
Tourtellott lot 20a 100 46.29 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

cow 60, 30 fowls 30, other ratable estate 300 8.63 

1 Towne, Frank E. 2.00 

1 Taylor, Stephen 

horse 50, swine 20 3.19 



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x 



u 

Upton, George H. (exempt Chap. 14) 

1 cow 70, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 
Haskins lot 8a 75 

Upton, L,eighton A. 

horse 35, cow 60, two year old 60, l'O fowls 10, 

house 200, shed 25, home place la 25 $ 9.06 

Upton, Harry A. (exempt Chap. 9 Acts 1919) 

other ratable estate 300 5.10 

v 

Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 7.10 

w 

Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 500, 24 cows 1680, two year old 45, 5 
yearlings 180, 2 swine 40, 30 fowls 30, other rat- 
able estate 250, house 500, barn 300, silo 100, 
Smith house 50, Smith barn 100, Smith shed 15, 
home place 64a 900, Smith place 88a 550, Cogs- 
well lot 60a 250, Fisher place 54a 500, Haskins 
pasture 30a 250 108.09 

Waugh, George T. 

other ratable estate 700 13.90 

Walker, Joseph P. 

machinery 600, 3 horses 375, 3 cows 260, 2 two 
year olds 175, 5 yearlings 375, other ratable estate 
325, house 200, barn 100, power house 100, land 
and water power 22a 1000 61.67 

Walker, Hattie 

house 225, barn 400, silo 100, hen house 25, home 

place 105a 1500 38.25 

Walker, George W. 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



two year old 100, yearling- 75 $ 4.98 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

2 horses 200, 13 cows 10.40, 2 two year olds 100, 
7 fowls 7, other ratable estate 460, barn 50, Rich- 
ards place 90a 600 43.77 

1 Wendemuth, William F. 

2 oxen 225, 6 cows 390, 4 two year olds 175, 6 
yearlings 180, swine 20, 97 fowls 97, house 100, 
barn 100, home place 73a 400 30.68 

Wendemuth, Mabel L. 

house 300, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 
78a 700 22.10 

Wendemuth, Albert W. (exempt Chap. 9 Acts 1919) 

1 Wendemuth, Frederick M. 2.00 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 125, 2 yearlings 55, 148 fowls 
148, other ratable estate 10, house 150, barn 100, 
hen house 25, shed 15, brood house 25, home 
place 70a 750 27.13 

Wolff, Frank F. 

other ratable estate 100, house 150, barn 100, shed 
25, home place 68a 400 13.18 

Ward well, B. Frank 

cow 70 1.19 

Ward well, Louise D. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 8a 125 9.78 

1 Wyman, Otis A. 

horse 40, 10 fowls 10, other ratable estate 100, 

house 250, barn 75, home place 45a 475 18.15 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 800, Woods tot 25a 1000, Brown 
and Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 250, 
Upton lot 58a 800 $ 51.00 

Powers, Orrin J. 

land 150a 5000, Paige lot 60a 150 87.55 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

Horr lot 60a 2000, Ben Paige lot 120a 500, Merritt 
Horr lot 45a 500, Arnott lot 18a 75, land 8a 150, 
Putnam lot 60a 100, Barrows lot 27a 2000, Little 
place 88a 3000 141.53 

Diamond Match Co. 

Darby lot 31a 150, Harrington lot 60a 150, other 

ratable estate 7875 138.98 

Woods, Edgar A., Athol, and Lincoln, Levi, Dana 
2 small houses 50, Lindsey lot 95a 500, Brush 
Mountain lot 8a 50 10.20 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

house 250, barn 300, home place 150a 600 19.55 

Venette, James 

house 200, barn 75, hen house 25, home place 

65a 1000 22.10 

GREENWICH 

McKinney, Arthur H. and Mary A. 

land 67a 600 10.20 

Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 5.10 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 

land 30a 500, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 

50, Sanderson pasture 30a 200 13.60 

Parker, Webster 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.28 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 50 $ 1.28 

Keezer, Sophronie (heirs or devisees) 

land 3a 25 .43 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 100 1.70 

Adams, Herbert and Edna A. 

land 33a 300 5.10 

Root, Amelia A. 

land 22a 1000 17.00 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 75 1.28 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt Chap. 3) 

land 56a 500 
Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Frye land 6a 50 .85 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 100, O. L,. Woods lot 55a 500, 

Berry lot 30a 150, J. M. Harrington lot 20a 250 17.00 

Clapp, Irene M. 

land la 75 1.28 

Stevens, t>uy 

horse 60 1.02 

Smith, George E. 

4 two year olds 160 2.72 

WORCESTER 
Herrick, Leander F. 

Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25, C. A. Powers lot 30a 

800, Charles W. Powers lot 4a 100 15.73 

Anderson, Clifford S. 

house 50, Upton place 20a 150 3.40 

Estey, Charles F. and Walter S. 

Estey lot 65a 1000 17.00 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Pierce, Bernie H. 

Tom Swamp lot 33a 450, Ellis lot 30a 150, lot 

No. 1, 35a 150, lot No. 2, 12a 50 $ 13.60 

Reinecke, Zudie 

house 400, home place ia 25 7.23 

Syden, James 

Vaughan place 89a 2000 34.00 

AL/TUS, OKLAHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 500, land 10a 50 9.35 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George L. 

house 100, barn 25, home place 3a 75 3.40 

ORANGE 

Whipple, Hattie V. 

land 9a 200 3.40 

Dennis and Mann 

other ratable estate 150 2.55 

Sampson, Myron F. and Webster, James H. 

Fred Lincoln lot 10a 600 10.20 

AMHERST • 

Paige, James B. 

Plain land 9a 200 3.40 

Goodell, Etta 

■ land 6a 200 3.40 

Cad well, Frank A. 

Caswell place 100a 650, Clark land 7a 100 12.75 

Whitcomb, Ernest H. 

small house 100, house 150, hen house 25, Reed 
land 10a 100, Emma Woods place 6a 25, Caswell 
land 50a 300, Cook lot 25a 500, Cadwell lot 2 
tracts 75a 500, Cornwell lot 16a 150, Fountain 
Mill privilege 3a 25, Flint lot 20a 200, Cadrett 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



lot No. I 40a 300, Cadrett lot No. II 10a 100, Cad- 
well land 2a 50, Den lot 35a 1500 $ 68.43 

Cad well, Cowles and Hobart 

Garlic lot 40a 300 5.10 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 200, Caroline Horr lot 42a 200 6.80 

ENFIEED 

Newbury, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 11a 150 2.55 

Ward, Lucy F. 

Heminway lot 30a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100 3.40 

Flint, Josiah (heirs or devisees) 

Stetson lot 50a 250, Cowan lot 30a 150 6.80 

Garlic, George H. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 

1300 26.35 

Horr, Ruben N. 

Pierce lot 15a 1000 17.00 

Kimball Carlton L. 

Ida Vaughan lot 26a 500 8.50 

PELHAM 

Shores, Emeline 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Crossett lot 6a 125 10.63 

Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 1200 20.40 

Cook, Theodore L,. (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 200 3.40 

Reed, Alden D. 

• Sykes lot 2^a 50 .85 

Whipple, Harry J. 

Bond lot 65a 600, Abbott lot 64a 400, Johnson 

lot 12a 350 22.95 



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NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



NEW SALEM 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 400, Ashley lot 30a 150, Berry lot 

60a 1000 
Berry, Elmer A. 

Blair lot 15a 150, Newell lot 120a 500 
Berry, E. A. and Sawtelle, H. E. 

Vaughan lot 46a 2000 
Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 
Stacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 

Bigelow lot 26a 400 
Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 100 
Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cummings lot 25a 500 
Vineca, Elisha 

land 25a 700 
Orcutt, William A. 

land £a 100 
Bruffee, Flora 

Hunt land 30a 125 
Whitaker, Earl 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 140, 35 fowls 35, other rata- 
ble estate 25, 2 barns 275, Clark land 64a 500, 

Hayden lot 10a 100 



26.35 

11.05 
34.00 
1.70 
6.80 
1.70 
8.50 
11.90 
1.70 
2.13 



20.83 



SHUTESBURY 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter land la 15, 

Ames place 44a 500, J. A. Pierce lot 20a 200, Flint 

and Gillette lot 65a 1200 
Horr, Elbridge 

Mitchell lot 7a 25 



35.53 
.43 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100 $ 1.70 

WENDELL 
Haskins, Henry M. 

land 12a 100 1.70 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles E. 

other ratable estate 6750, Hemenway lot 23a 100, 

Brown lot 4a 300 121.55 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 750 12.75 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 800, Humes lot 27a 500 22.10 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 200 3.40 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125 2.13 

Care y, Jerry 

land 30a 100 1.70 

Kennedy, David L. 

2 small buildings 50, Eincoln land 40a 200, Ma- 
son lot 35a 100 5.95 
Stevens, Arthur 

1 building 25, land 17a 50 1.28 

Shattuck, Charles W. (heirs or devisees) 

barn 100, shed 25, home place 100a 1500 27.63 

Doubleday, Frank and John A. 

Mount L,. lot 36a 600 10.20 

O'Donnell, Harry F. 

small house 50, land 10a 30 1.36 

Hager, Otis E. 

Gleason land 15a 75 1.28 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



HARDWICK 

RuggleSj Lewis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 500, Aiken lot 8a 500 $ 17.00 

Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 .43 

BELLOWS FALLS, VT. 

Hatch & Shepardson 

other ratable estate 9000 153.00 

PORTLAND, ME. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 

69a 300 11.05 

WESTFIELD 
Warner, George C. (heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 3.40 

HOLLIS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

William B. Lincoln lot 100a 400, Leonard Lin- 
coln lot 63a 200 10.20 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

James, Mary Lois 

house 300, garage 75, Horr land 40a 300 11.48 

LUDLOW 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

land 2a 1500, Flowed land 50a 500, Shores lot 20a . 
200, Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson Flint lot 100a 1500, 
Gillette lot 42a 400 74.80 

Ryder, Frank L. 

machinery 1200, 2 horses 200, other ratable es- 
tate 1000 40.80 

McLean, Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 8.50 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughan, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 700 $ 11.90 

WARE 

Petrie, Alexander M. 

house 200, barn 100, home place 69a 700, pas- 
ture lot 10a 100 18.70 

NORTHAMPTON 

Bailey, Sidney 

Kelley hill lot 100a 300 5.10 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 1.70 

Lillie, Lucien B. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 15, house 175, barn 

175, shop 50, store house 50, home place 10a 150 12.16 

ERVING 

Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 10.63 

GREENFIELD AND GREENWICH 
Harrington, Robert E. and Martha J. 

Pierce lot 20a 250 4.25 

GARDNER 

L,eamy, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 100 1.70 

BRIDGE WATER 

Boyd, William P. 

house 300, barn 275, horse barn 75, hen house 

25, silo 75, home place 80a 1200 33.15 

FITCHBURG 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 2.13 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



BOSTON 

Doubleday, John A. 

house 250, barn 200, home place 70a 400 $ 14.45 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 

other ratable estate 27 .46 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. and Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 10 .17 

COOLEYVILLE 
Highland Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 180 3.06 

BOSTON 

Coolige, Brooks & Rogers 

other ratable estate 1500 25.50 

FEEDING HILLS 

Barry, John 

2 horses 300 5.10 

PRESCOTT 

Congregational Church Society (exempt Chap. 7) 
church 1000, land £a 50 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES 




Number of residents assessed on property 


93 


non-residents assessed on property 


72 


persons assessed on property 


214 


for poll tax only 


17 


male polls assessed 


82 


Tax on each poll 


$ 2.00 


Value of assessed personal estate 


76,629.00 


real estate excluding land 


43,145.00 


buildings 


131,195.00 


Total of real estate 


174,340.00 


valuation of assessed estate 


250,969.00 


Tax for state, county and town purposes includ- 




ing overlayings: 




On personal estate 


1,302.83 


On real estate 


2,964.09 


On polls 


164.00 


Total tax April 1, 1919 


4,430.92 


Rate of total tax per $1,000 


17.00 


Number of horses assessed 


98 


cows 


239 


sheep 





neat cattle other than cows 


149 


swine 


13 


dwelling houses assessed 


101 


acres of land assessed 


11,178| 


fowls assessed 


1,717 


Value of fowls assessed 


$1,717.00 


WAI/TER M. WAUGH 




FRANK R. ALLEN 




Assessors of Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 1.919 
To the citizens of Prescott: 
Paid State Aid $ 240.00 



TOWN OFFICERS 


Paid F. R. Allen, town treasurer 


$ 35.00 


town clerk 


25.00 


selectman 


17.00 


registrar 


8.00 


assessor 


37.75 


W. M. Waugh, selectman 


28.00 


registrar 


8.00 


assessor 


37.75 


E. A. Thayer, selectman 


3.00 


H. I. Shaw, constable 


4.50 


election officer 


1.50 


F. A. Griswold, election officer 


2.00 


H. D. Pierce, teller 


2.00 


E. A. Upton, 


2.00 


W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk 


5.00 


F. J. Currier, 


5.00 


E. P. Mitchell, auditor 


10.00 


F. A. Griswold, sealer of wghts. 


& meas. 15.00 


E. T. Wheeler, collector of 1918 taxes 50.00 


Total 





$ 296.50 



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MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid state tax $ 583.00 

county tax 518.69 

soldiers' exemption .26 
Orange Savings bank, town note 1,000.00 

int. town note 25.00 

assessors' abatements 14.51 

town of New Salem, forest fire 1.80 

C. C. Fuller, postage for Jan. 1919 2.09 

M. E. Chapin, meat inspector 14.60 

F. A. Griswold, care of town house 4.00 

F. A. Griswold, cash paid for justice .25 

postage .15 

W. H. Pierce, justice 3.75 

W. M. Waugh, postage, tel. and express 7.50 

F. R. Allen, meeting town clerk 5.00 

recording marriages, births and deaths 6.50 

postage and express 8.24 

moving safes 7.00 

F. A. Pettengill, inspector of meat from Jan. 1 to 

April 11 20.50 

W. H. Pierce, assisting assessors 1.50 

Silas Whitaker, " 1.00 

Carrol Smith, mowing cemeteries 11.00 

Hampshire County Farm Bureau 50.00 

H. H. CrieCo., dog tags 4.15 

for certification of town note 2.00 

Wakefield Daily Item, clerk's stationery 6.25 

Lewis Blackmer, printing voting list 4.75 

,, town reports 46.00 

Davis Stamping Co., sealer's testing measure 6.00 

E. T. Wheeler, postage .99 

James D. Kimball, collector's bond 20.00 

Athol Transcript Co., printing primary notices 2.00 

J. S. Whitman, tax bills 4.72 



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Paid Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery $ 2.00 

Harry Reed, driving hearse 8.00 

W. F. Wendemuth, meat inspector 5.70. 

inspector of animals 22.00 
Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co., insurance 

on town hall 24.75 

Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation 3.00 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 8.00 

Davol Printing House, assessors' supplies 5.00 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 2.10 

J. G. Laird Lumber Co., honor roll 135.00 

Hobbs & Warren, collector's book 1.81 



Total 



RECAPITULATION 



Paid town officers $ 296.50 

miscellaneous account 2,600.56 

highway account 2,966.68 

support of poor 379.25 

state aid 240.00 

Total $ 6,482.99 



RESOURCES 

Cash in hands of treasurer $ 1,019.55 

Due on 1919 tax 646.94 

Int. on 1919 tax 9.70 

From state, account of state aid 240.00 

Due from state on account of highways 420.93 

Total $2,337.12 



LIABILITIES 
Due tax collector for 1919 $ 65.00 



Jury List 



Henry A. Johnson 


Farmer 


Willie Tourtellott 


Farmer 


Fred W. Doubleday 


Farmer 


Ellis A. Thayer 


Farmer 


Harry A. Upton 


Farmer 


Myron E. Chapin 


Veterinary 




W. M. WAUGH 




F. R. ALLEN 




K. A. THAYER 




Selectmen of Prescott 



Overseers of Poor Account 



Paid state board of charity, acct. of minor ward 
town of Phillipston, support of poor 



Total 



$ 111.00 
268.25 

$ 379.25 



W. M, WAUGH 
F. R. ALLEN 
E. A. THAYER 

Overseers of Poor 



Report of Highway Surveyor 



Paid for labor No. 1 




F. M. Thresher 


$ 253.50 


F. W. Doubleday and team 


446.50 


E. A. Thayer and team 


394.25 


Harry Reed and team 


210.00 


Frank Griswold 


70.35 


A. L,. Powers 


233.25 


W. M. Tourtelotte 


39.60 


John Stacy 


63.90 


Arthur Gross 


30.80 


Otis Wyman 


91.35 


Everett I^aplante 


30.90 


Robert Kirkwood and team 


168.00 


Frank Towne 


25.75 


W. H. Jones 


104.95 


Carrol Smith 


50.60 


1^. A. Upton 


6.00 


John Fisher 


52.50 

dh o 0*70 on 




p Z,Z/ Z. cV 


Paid for labor on highway No. 2 




Andrew Johnson 


$ 27.00 


Guy Johnson 


33.00 


Wm . Waugh and team 


158.12 


M. F. Brown 


24.50 


Carl Brown 


2.50 


Arthur Brown 


.75 


J. L. Hamilton 


.75 



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PaidM. B. Fogg $ 150.25 



$ 396.87 
1917 and '18 snow bill 

George Waugh $ 6.00 

REPAIRS ON BRIDGES 

Paid F. R. Allen, plank $ 135.68 

F. W. Doubleday, plank 35.20 

labor 5.25 

F. J. Currier, spikes 1.84 

F. M. Thresher, labor 5.63 

E. A. Thayer, labor 3.38 

C. E. Fuller, supplies .60 

A. L- Powers, labor 1.50 

$ 189.08 



Total cost of roads and bridges including snow bill $ 2,954.23 

State allotment $ 2,000.00 

Town appropriation $ 1,160.00 

MATERIAL LIST 

Paid New Eng. Metal Culvert Co. $ 62.70 

Good Roads Machinery Co., scraper edge 11.70 

for freight .69 

W. H. Pierce, supplies 1.70 

F. J. Currier, 3.55 

F. M. Thresher, stamps .43 

Arthur Browne, gravel 3.01 

M. F. Browne, 4.55 

Walter Haskins, sharpening tools 3 .75 



$ 90.08 
F. M. THRESHER, Highway Surveyor 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Paid C. H. Smith for mowing Fish cemetery $ 4.00 

Town hall cemetery 7.00 

Silas Whitaker, mowing Brick church cemetery 2.00 
Paid for care of lots under special funds 

Paige fund .50 

Briggs fund 1.50 

Gilbert fund .50 

Haskins fund 4.50 

Johnson fund 2.00 

Whitaker fund 2.00 

Wood fund .75 

H. I. SHAW 
W. M. WAUGH 
A. H. GROSS 

Cemetery Commissioners 



Town Clerk's Report 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1919 



Date 

July 2 

July 29 



Name 
Stephen Taylor 



Parents 
Stephen H. Taylor 
Elizabeth Myrtle Flynn 
Moses B. Fogg 
Josephine Amy Hunt 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1919 



Guy Richard Fogg 



Date 


Name 


yrs 


Age 

. mos. dys. 




Place 


Jan. 5 


Nellie Jennett Cadrett 


53 


11 18 




Prescott 


May 23 


William H. Johnson 


82 


9 26 




Prescott 


June 2 


Hannah Hatstat 


84 


11 18 




Prescott 


July 4 


Ada Matilda Wyman 


45 


28 




Prescott 


Sept. 21 


Ophelia Eleanor Grover 69 


11 28 




Prescott 


Nov. 7 


William F. Wendemuth 60 


22 




Prescott 


MARRIAGES RECORDED IN 


PRESCOTT, 


1919 


Date 


Name 


Age 


Res. 




Place 


June 11 


Harrison D. Pierce 


28 


Prescott 


Orange, Mass. 




Mabel A. Haskins 


22 


Prescott 






Apr. 19 


Carl W. Brown 


26 


Prescott 


Orange, Mass. 




Bessie E. Currier 


23 


Prescott 






Oct. 2 


Harry A. Upton 


26 


Prescott 


Orange, Mass. 




Lula (Porter) Agard 


26 


No. Dana 






Oct. 7 


Frank A. Bo wen 


23 


Prescott 


Orange, Mass. 




Fannie Emma Currier 


19 


Prescott 







FRANK R. AEEEN, Town Clerk 



Treasurer's Report 



To the citizens of Prescott: 

1919 

Jan. 1 Cash on hand $ 1,592.72 

Rec'd of County Treasurer, dog fund 45.52 

E. T. Wheeler, coll. 1918 taxes 185.38 
H. I. Shaw, coll. 1919 taxes 3,790.90 
State Treasurer, income tax 140.00 

Mass. school fund 1,387.07 

Gilbert &Grover, cemetery fund 100.00 

F. A. Pettengill, fire charges 1.40 
Alice R. Kirkwood, 1919 taxes 1.20 

July 11 Rec'd of Orange Savings Bank, note 1,000.00 

E. A. Thayer, public subscriptions 
toward Honor Roll for our boys 

in service 7.00 

F. A. Griswold, sealer of weights 

and measures 3.30 
town of Shutesbury, school tuition 90.75 
State Treasurer, tuition of children 708.75 
compensation of an- 
imal inspector 11.00 
Daniel P. Kimball, rebate coll. bond 10.00 
Nov. 22 Rec'd of State Treasurer, corporation tax 39.00 

general school fund 12.22 

National Bank tax 29.97 

High school tuition 115.00 

state aid 216.00 



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Rec'd of State Treasurer, school supt. salary $ 300.00 

highway dept. 1,572.75 

Cowan cemetery fund 50.00 

K. A. Thayer, auctioneer's license 2.00 

E. R. Whitaker, rent on town farm 10.00 



Total $ 11,421.93 

Paid selectmen's and assessors' orders $ 6,488.99 

school orders 3,633.86 
deposited in Orange Savings bank, 

Gilbert & Grover cemetery fund 100.00 

$ 10,122.85 

Cash on hand to balance $ 1,299.08 

FRANK R. AiXEN, Treasurer 

CEMETERY FUND 

Rec'd from Amherst Savings Bank, Paige fund $ .50 

Athol " Haskins fund 2.00 

Whitaker fund 1.00 

Orange Briggs fund 1.00 

Johnson fund 1.00 

Woods fund .50 



% 6.00 



Paid cemetery commissioners' orders $ 6.00 

FRANK R. AIvLEN, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books of the town of Prescott and find 

there is due on 1919 tax $ 646.94 

Interest due 1919 9.70 

$ 656.64 

Balance on schools 187.03 

hand, library 97.74 

Cash in the hands of the treasurer 1,079.55 

E. P. MITCHELL, Auditor 



Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 


RECEIPTS 




Balance from last year 


$ 161.58 


Town appropriation 


1,000.00 


Massachusetts school fund 


1,387.07 


Dog fund 


45.52 


Town of Shutesbury, school tuition 


90.75 


Tuition state wards 


708.75 


Superintendent's salary refund 


300.00 


High school tuition 


115.00 


General school fund, Acts 1919 


12.22 

<# -? • c> n Q Q 




p o, szu.oy 


EXPENDITURES 




Superintendent's salary 


$ 432.00 


School committee pay 


34.00 


Supervisor of music 


96.00 


School supplies 


179.70 


Text books 


118.75 


Teachers' salaries 


2,108.00 


High school tuition 


114.62 


transportation 


88.04 


Elementary school transportation 


201.00 


tuition 


3.00 


Fuel 


129.03 


Care of houses 


62.50 


Repairs 


25.50 



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Miscellaneous $ 41.72 



$3,633.86 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE 
SUPERVISION 
A. W. Smith $ 432.00 

W. F. Wendemuth 21.00 

E. A. Thayer 5.00 

F. W. Doubleday 8.00 



$ 466.00 

SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 
Ruth B. Dwelley $ 96.00 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

Waldo H. Peirce $ 1.05 

Milton Bradley Co. 9.76 

J. L. Hammett Co. 149.61 

Arthur W. Smith 2.68 

E. E. Babb & Co. 6.33 
C. C. Fuller 2.63 

F. J. Currier 7.64 

$ 179.70 



TEXT BOOKS 

E. E. Babb & Co. $ 40.71 

Lyons & Carnahan 2.02 

Ginn & Co. 11.39 

Silver, Burdett & Co. 13.50 

Benjamin H. Sanborn & Co. 17.65 

D. C. Heath & Co. 11.68 

American Book Co. 11.83 

Scott, Foresman & Co. 8.22 

Milton Bradley Co. 1.75 



118.75 



TEACHERS 
Gladys M. Olds $ 288.00 



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Mildred D. Litchfield $ 288.00 

Marion E. Kelley 516.00 

Fanny G. Thayer 552.00 

Annis E. Laplante 240.00 

Frances L- Brown 224.00 

$ 2,108.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of New Salem $ 74.62 

Athol 40.00 

$ 114.62 



HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
George W. Walker $ 88.04 



$ 88.04 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

C. H. Johnson $ 2.00 

W. L. Haskins 199.00 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Dana $ 3.00 



$ 201.00 



$ 3.00 



FUEL 
W. M. Waugh, wood, sawing and housing $ 13.08 

Gladys M. Olds, kindlings .75 

Mildred G. Field, " 1.50 

Ida M. Waugh, " 2.00 
A. C. Barker for John Clark, housing and 

sawing wood 6.00 
Fred W. Doubleday, wood, housing and 

sawing 84.00 

Marie Chamberlain, kindlings .35 

Florence Dimond, .35 

Arthur Haskins, sawing wood 10.50 

W. F. Wendemuth estate, wood 8.00 



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Oren Jones, housing wood $ 2.50 



CARE OF HOUSEvS 
Gladys M. Olds, care of room $ 12.00 

Mildred G. Field, care of room 12.00 

Ida M. Wangh, " " 12.00 

A. C. Barker for John Clark, care of room 8.50 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, cleaning 3.00 

Mildred G. Field, cleaning rooms 8.00 

Marie Chamberlain, care of room , 3.50 

Florence Dimond, 3.50 



MISCELLANEOUS 

L,. H. Blackmer, printing reports $ 11.20 

Highland Tel. Co., rental supt.'s phone 4.10 

E. Maude Bradley, filling in diplomas 2.80 

A. W. Smith, postage, etc. 8.97 

Athol Transcript, printing 3.00 
W. F. Wendemuth, postage, justice fees, 

census 11.65 

REPAIRS 

J. L. Hammett Co., supplies $ 2.50 

CD. Haskell, glass and putty 1.10 

E. G. Kelley, curtains 5.25 

W. M. Tourtellott, mowing yard, etc., No. 4 3.00 

W. F. Wendemuth Est., painting black- 
boards, etc. 2.40 
Ellis A. Thayer, labor 6.00 
Fred W. Doubleday, labor 3.75 
E. E. Peterson, mowing yard No. 1 1.50 



$ 129.03 



$.62.50 



41.72 



$ 25.50 

Total expense for support of schools $ 3,633.86 

For the school committee, 

FRED W. DOUBEEDAY, Secretary 
Prescott, Jan. 6, 1920. 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Com?niltee: 

Herewith are the important data 
concerning the public schools for the year 1918-1919. 

I recommend that at least a minimum yearly salary of 
$650.00 be provided for each teacher. Even that may not be 
enough to keep the positions filled with trained or experienced 
teachers. 

My second recommendation is that a large allowance be 
made for the betterment of the several school plants. They are 
ill adapted to present day needs of schools, and some features 
should not be tolerated longer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH 

Siipt. of Schools 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS 
New Year's, Jan. 1 
Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22 
Patriots' Day, April 19 
Memorial Day, May 30 
July 4th 

Labor Day, first Monday in September 
Columbus Day, October 12 
Armistice Day, November 11 
Thanksgiving, last Thursday in November 
Christmas, December 25 

Except by special arrangement, schools will not be in ses- 



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sion on legal holidays. They will close at noon of the Wednes- 
day next preceding Thanksgiving and re-open on the next 
Monday morning. When a holiday occurs on Sunda}' the 
schools will be closed on the next Monday. 

SCHOOL TERMS 
January 5 — February 27 — 8 weeks 
March 8 — April 23 — 7 weeks 
May 3 — June 18 — 7 weeks 
August 30 — December 17 — 16 weeks 
January 3, 1921— February 25, 1921— 8 weeks 

SIGHT AND HEARING TESTS, OCTOBER 1919 

Number enrolled 47 

Number found defective in eyesight 10 

Number found defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 9 



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No. 2 

Leonard James Kelley 

Myrtle Phyona Wyman 

Eunice Velna Mitchel 
No. 3 

John Clark 

Lottie Rose Berry 
No. 4 

Charles Prescott Putnam 

Doris Blanche Foster 

SCHOOL CENSUS, APRIL 1919 

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Seven years old and under fourteen 17 
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Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report: - 

The usual documents and reports have been received from 
the Commonwealth. The Woman's Education Association 
has loaned us a Traveling Library during the year and some 
magazine subscriptions have been furnished by the State Libra- 
ry Commission. The Commission has- also presented about 50 
volumes which together with a large purchase by the town will 
be found cataloged as Supplement 25 printed herewith. 

The books have all been placed on the shelves and will be 
found at the Main Library. Miss Mildred Field continues as 
Librarian at the Main Library and Mrs. Thayer for the East 
Branch. The Hill Branch is at present in care of Mrs. Alice 
Smith. 

W. F. Wendemuth, who has been a member of the board 
of Trustees since the Library was started, died' in November. 

About 500 books have been loaned during the year, 216 
from the Main Library, 200 from the Hill branch and the re- 
mainder from the East branch. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 97.52 

Town appropriation 25.00 

$ 122.52 



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EXPENDITURES 

Mildred G. Field, Librarian $ 12.00 

E. H. Howe, books 5.40 

F. A. Pettingill, labor and material for shelves 8.70 
W. F. Wendemuth, labor, postage, freight, etc. 4.68 

$ 30.78 
Balance on hand $ 91.74 

HENRY A. JOHNSON 
HARRY A. REED 

Trustees 

Prescott, Jan. 5, 1919. 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free 
Public Library 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 25 

AUTHOR TITLE 

Beard. Mother Nature's Toy Shop 

Cobb. Garden Steps 

Collins. Boys' Book of Submarines 

DeGroot. When I was a Girl in Holland 

Duncan. Farm Life Reader, Book 5 

Falls. Army and Navy Information 

Farmer and Huntington. Food Problems 

Gaines. Village Shield 

Green. Better Meals for Less Money 

Hay. Over Here Stories 

Johnston. General Foch 

Keene. Crumps 

Klickman. Little Girls' Knitting Book 

Lindsay. Story Garden for Little Children 

Masefield. Old Front Line 

Newbolt. Tales of the Great War 

Omond. Peeps at Many Lands Belgium 

Perkins. Belgian Twins 

Rolt- Wheeler. Wonder of War in the Air 

Wonder of War on Land 
Rose. P>eryday Foods in Wartime 
Schauffler. Our Flag 
Stevens. Boys' Book -of Famous Warships 



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NUMBER 

3003 
3004 
3005 
3006 
3007 
3008 
3009 
3010 
3011 
3012 
3013 
3014 
3015 
3016 
3017 
3018 
3019 
3020 
3021 
3022 
3023 
3024 
3025 



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Tappan. Little Book of the Flag 3026 

Makers of Many Things 3027 

Van Teslaar. When I was a Boy in Rotimania 3028 

Abbott. Little Eve Edgarton 3029 

Ade. "The Slim Princess 3030 

Ames. By Reef and Trail 3031 
Andrews, Jane. The Stories of Mother Nature's 

Children 3032 

Andrews,' Mary R. S. The Marshal 3033 

Bacheller. Keeping up with Lizzie 3034 

Barclay. My Heart's Right There 3035 

Beach. The Iron Trail 3036 

Rainbow's End 3037 

Booth. The Post Girl 3038 

Bonehill. The Young Bandmaster 3039 

Brown. The A. E. F. 3040 

Chambers. Some Ladies in Haste 3041 

Special Messenger 3042 

■ ' ' The Tracer of Lost Persons 3043 

Churchill. Mr. Crewe's Career 3044 

Clark. Dick Randall 3045 

Coffin. Following the Flag 3046 

Cornish. Beating 'Em to It 3047 

Dalrymple. Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration 3048 

Daviess. Over Paradise Ridge 3049 

Davis. Captain Macklin 3050 

Somewhere in France 3051 

Day. The Landloper 3052 

Faulkner. Red Cross Stories 3053 

Fox. The Heart of the Hills 3054 

Fredericks. One Million Francs 3055 

Gerard. My Four Years in Germany 3056 

Gleason. Golden Lads 3057 

Grenfell. Labrador 3058 

Grey. Betty Zane 3059 

The Last of the Plainsmen • 3060 



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Grey. The Lone Star Ranger 3061 
Greene, H. P. Pilot and Other Stories 3062 
Homer. The Unhallowed Harvest 3063 
Henry. Options 3064 
Hichens. Bella Donna . 3065 
Holder. The Channel Islands 3066 
Holmes. Miss McDonald 3067 
Hope. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue on Grand- 
pa's Farm 3068 
Hope. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at Aunt 

Lou's City Home 3069 

Hope. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at Camp 

Rest Awhile 3070 

Hope. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue in the Big 

Woods 3071 

Hornung. Raffles 3072 

Huard. My Home in the Field of Honour 3073 

Hueston. Prudence of the Parsonage 3074 

Johnson. Poems My Children Love 3075 

Johnston. The Fortunes of Garin 3076 

Keeler. Our Early Wild Flowers 3077 

Kenyon and Hornblow. Kindling 3078 

Kummer. The Green God 3079 

A Lost Paradise 3080 

Lane. Henry Ford's Own Story 3081 

Lincoln Mary 'Gusta 3082 

Mr. Pratt's Patients 3083 

London. Jerry of the Islands 3084 

Michael, Brother of Jerry 3085 

Lutz. The Enchanted Barn 3086 

MacGrath. The Adventures of Kathlyn 3087 

Marti ndale. With Gun and Guide 3088 

Mason. The Witness for the Defense 3089 

McCutcheon. Graustark 3090 

From the Housetops 3091 

Truxton King 3092 



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O'Brien. Outwitting the Hun 3093 

Osborne. The Catspaw 3094 

Otis. Wanted and Other Stories 3095 

Page. John Marvel, Assistant 3096 

Parker. You Never Know Your Luck 3097 

Patterson. In the Grip of the Nyika 3098 

Porter, Gene Stratton. A Daughter of the Land 3099 

Michael O'Halloran 3100 

The Song of the Cardinal 3101 

Eleanor. Miss Billy 3102 

Miss Billy's Decision 3103 

Miss Billy Married (2 copies) 3104 

Pollyanna 3105 

Grows Up 3106 

Post. Across the Andes 3107 

Rathbone. Sunset Ranch 3108 

Chums of the Prairie 3109 

The Young Range Riders 3110 

Reed, Chester. Wild Flowers East of the Rockies 3111 

Camera Studies of Wild Birds 3112 

Myrtle. A Spinner in the Sun 3113 

Roberts. A Flying Fighter 3114 

Robinson. The Captain of the School 3115 

Rogers. Trees Worth Knowing 3116 

Roosevelt. African Game Trails 3117 

Russel. Ignition, Timing and Valve Setting 3118 

Shaver. Little Shavers 3119 

Shurters. Patriotic Selections 3120 

Winning Declamations 3121 

Smith. Felix O'Day 3122 

Sterne. The Road of Ambition 3123 

Stewart. The Campfire Girls in the Woods 3124 

on the Farm 3125 

at Long Lake 3126 

in the Mountains 3127 

" on the March 3128 



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Stewart. The Campfire Girls at the Seashore 3129 

Strang. Jack Hardy 3130 

Streeter. Dere Mable 3131 

Thanet. Stories That End Well 3132 

Thurston. The Fly on the Wheel 3133 

Vance. The Fortune Hunter 3134 

Voynich. The Gadfly 3135 

Ward. Delia Blanchflower 3136 

Warde. Nancy Lee's Lookout 3137 

Watts. Van Cleve 3138 

Webster. The Butterfly 3139 

Wells. The Soul of a Bishop 3140 

White. The Call of the North 3141 

The Rules of the Game 3142 

Whitney. The Gayworthys 3143 

Wiggin. The Story of Waitstill Baxter 3144 

Williamson. The Golden Silence 3145 

Willsie. The Heart of the Desert 3146 

Winfield. The Putnam Hall Encampment 3147 

Wister. Members of the Family 3148 

Wodehouse. The Prince and Betty 3149 

Worth. Hope Trueblood 3150 

The Boy Mechanic Vol. I 3151 

Ames. Curly of the Circle Bar 3152 

Andersen. Tales from 3153 

Baily. Once Upon a Time Animal Stories 3154 

Blake. Sulzer's Short Speeches 3155 

Burgess. Mrs. Peter Rabbit 3156 

Burnett. The Good Wolf 3157 

Canfield. The Day of Glory 3158 

Cobb. Eating in 2 or 3 Languages 3159 

Coolidge. Have Faith in Massachusetts 3160 

Curtis. A Little' Maid of Old Philadelphia 3161 

Davies. A Little Freckled Person 3162 

Du Bois. Comrade Rosalie 3163 

Dyer. Ben, the Battle Horse 3164 



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Eastman. Indian Legends Retold 3165 

Gibbons. A Little Gray Home in France 3166 

Gray. Rosemary Greenaway 3167 

Hill. The Wonder Book of Knowledge 3168 

Holland. Neptune's Son 3169 

Holt. The Care and Feeding of Children 3170 

Johnson. The Fox and the Little Red Hen 3171 

Golden Hair and the Three Bears 3172 

Kip. Equal Opportunity for All 3173 

Kip. Tariff Facts and Effects 1789 to 1916 3174 

Kingsley. The Water Babies 3175 

Knipe. Vive La France 3176 

Laselle. Short Stories of the New America 3177 

Long. Janice Day 3178 

March. History of the World War 3179 

Mathiews. Boy Scouts' Handbook 3180 

Nyce. The Adventures of the Greyfur Family 3181 

Parsons. The Land of Fair Play 3182 

Phillips. Wee Ann 3183 

Pier. Dormitory Days 3184 

Pyle. Tales of Folk and Fairies 3185 

Richards. Joan of Arc 3186 
Rolt- Wheeler. The Wonder of War in the Holy Land 3187 

Seaman. The Slipper Point Mystery 3188 

Thompson. Wigwam Wonder Tales 3189 

Tomlinson. Sergeant Ted Cole 3190 

Vanderlip. What Happened to Europe 3191 
Van Dyke. The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France 3192 

Van Vorst. A Popular History of France 3193 

Wade. Leaders to Liberty 3194 
Waitt. Further Adventures of Molly, Waddy and Tony 3195 



Tli. 



Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Report! 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1920 



Belchertown, Mass.: 

Press of Lewis H. Black mkr 

1921 



Th. 



Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



> ^A > Aoa^ l 



FOR THE YEAR 



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Belchertown, Mass.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1921 



•I. 23 1921 

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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1920 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

A 

Abbott, Milo W. (heirs or devisees ) 

house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 650, $23.16 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 75, other ratable estate 20 6.83 

1 Abbott, Charles J. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 52a 500 22.37 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

5 horses 450, 17 cows 1615, 3 two-year olds 200, 
3 swine 40, 50 fowls 48, other ratable estate 
400, house 325, 2 barns 700, wind mill 50, 
corn barn 25, garage 25, home place 175 a 
2125, Cleveland lot 25a 250, Abbot lot 12a 125, 
Upton land 40a 350, Hyde lot 7a 50 135.82 

1 Amsden, Charles H. 

horse 150, other ratable estate 450, house 100 
barn 25, home place 4a 75, Barnes land 11a 100 22.37 
Adams, Loren M. & Hattie T. 

bam 100, shed 25, Shattuck land 95a 475 11.58 

Armstrong, Jeremiah, ( exempt clause 14 ) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie L- 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Taxes 



other ratable estate 300 10.79 

Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 300, 7 cows 1000, two-year old 100, 3 
yearlings 250, other ratable estate 800, house 
200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, garage 25, home place 
102a 825 79.79 

Berry, Annie L,. 

house 200, barn 200, shed 25, cider mill 25, home 

place 90a 1500, Egypt lot 2a 10 37.83 

Blake, George G. 

house 250, home place 50a 300. 15.62 

Brown, L,. Flora 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 160, two-year old 75, year- 
ling 35, swine 25, 47 fowls 44, house 300, barn 
150, Powers barn 100, home place 52a 200, 
Powers place 170a 900, Stone lot 18a 125, Little 
lot 50 a 150, Gibbs lot 3a 10, Gray lot 30a 800 62.71 

Brown, Marshall A. 5.00 

Brown, Arthur L,. 

cow 50, 2 two-year olds 150, 8.86 

Brown, gillie S. F. 

house 200, barn 175, home place 70a 350 13.99 

Brown, Carl W. 

2 horses 325, 6 cows 360, 2 swine 50 19.19 

Burroughs, L,ura C. 

other ratable estate 15, house 425, barn 100, horse 

barn 50, 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 400 21.04 

Boutin, L,ucy P. 

house 300, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, 

home place 20a 200 13.99 

Barker, Albina C. 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 100 10.62 

Barker, Sherrod 5.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 



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1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 150, barn 50, small house 50, home place 
14a 75 11.27 

Carlson, John 

house 250, barn 150, two hen houses 75, garage 

25, home place 8a 125 13.03 

1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

2 horses 150, 4 cows 360, 7 two-year olds 500, 
7 yearlings 300, swine 18, 20 fowls 5, other rata- 
ble estate 850, Hunter land 7a 100, Fuller land 
4a 25 49.54 

Chamberlain, Rose M. 

house 500, barn 300, small barn 75, shed 25, home 

place 78a 1100 38.60 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

horse 90, 2 swine 30, other ratable estate 340, 
house and store 700, land 5000 ft. 10 27.58 

Clark, Minnie L. 

2 horses 150, 10 cows 850, 4 yearlings 125, 18 
fowls 12, other ratable estate 5 22.04 

Clark, Minnie and Coit,Mattie 

house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 

1300, Weber lot 6a 50 48.25 

1 Clark, Walter, A. 

horse 50 5.97 

1 Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1000, 2 horses 100, 3 cows 260, 2 
yearlings 60, 50 fowls 48, other ratable estate 30, 
house & store 750, barn 150, shop 75, home place 
la 25, Haskins and Johnson lot la 25, Johnson 
lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins 
lot 7a 70, Baker and Darby lot 3a 75 60.54 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Taxes 



First Congregational Church of Prescott Inc. 

house 500, barn 200, home place 10a 300 19.30 

Clark, Jay, Jr., and Helen M. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 5a 75 4.34 

Chapin, Myron E. 

cow 65, 23 fowls 20, other ratable estate 10 6.83 

D 

Doubleday, Fred W. 

3 horses 350, 8 cows 720, 2 two-year olds 100, 7 
yearlings 245, 77 fowls 80, other ratable estate 5, 
house 50, barn 300, henhouse 25, home place 83a 

825, Abbott land 6a 180, Abbott lot 2^a 60 61.74 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 
barn 25, home place 104a 1400, Holden place 4a 
50 43.43 

F 

Fogg, Moses B. 

4 cows 320, 4 yearlings 140, house 100, barn 100, 

shed 50, corn barn 25, home place 57a 450 27.87 

Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, cow 40, other rat- 
able estate 10, house and store 300, land ia 25 24.78 

G 

Griswold, M. Algie 

2 horses 100, 2 cows 180, 6 two-year olds 350, 2 
yearlings 60, 2 swine 65, 32 fowls 32 20.19 

Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 145, 4 cows 360, yearling 55, 2 swine 25, 
40 fowls 35, house 200, barn 100, wagon house 
15, home place 40a 450 31.73 

Gleason, Susan J. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

Upton house 200, Upton barn 75, hen house 25, 

Upton place 12a 100 7.72 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 40, 3 cows 270, yearling 50, 19 fowls 8, 

house 200, barn 50, home place 40a 450 25.61 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

4 horses 400, 5 cows 400, yearling 30, other rat- 
able estate 40, house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, 
home place 110a 2500 78.73 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 75, 5 cows 450, 4 two-year olds 260, 3 
yearlings 90, 33 fowls 25, other ratable estate 310, 
house 225, barn 175, shed 25, garage 25, home 
place 75a 800 52.48 

Golden Rule Grange No. 62 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land la 50 9.65 

H 

1 Hamilton, John H. 5.00 

Haskins, Hannah (exempt Ch. 9) 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 50 
1 Hannum, Austin V. 

4 horses 500, 10 cows 1000, two-year old 60, 6 
yearlings 225, swine 40, 35 fowls 29, other rat- 
able estate 50 41.75 
1 Hannum, Charles E. 5.00 
Hannum, A. V. and C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200, Aiken pasture 50a 275 9.17 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 250, carriage house 50, corn barn 
50, home place 60a 1000 27.99 

1 Hodgkins, Henry R. 

land 10a 200 8.86 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

house 400, 3 barns 350, shed 25, home place 102a 

1200 38.12 

1 Haskins, Walter L,. 

stock in trade 50, 3 horses 350, 3 cows 180, 3 
yearlings 65, other ratable estate 600 29.03 

Haskins, Nettie E. 

house 300, barn 100, shop 10, shed 25, garage 25, 

home place 90a 1050 29.14 

1 Horr, John 

horse 30 5.58 



Johnson, William H. (heirs or devisees) 

house 350, barn 300, home place 51a 1100, 
Brigham lot 25a 300 39.57 

Johnson, Charles H. 

2 horses 250, 5 cows 350, swine 30, 100 fowls 

110, other ratable estate 100 16.21 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

2 horses 100, 7 cows 600, yearling 50, house 275, 

barn 100, home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 74a 450 62.42 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

6 cows 360, 4 yearlings 200, house 150, barn 100, 
Potter house 50, home place 77a 885, land ia 5, 
land old place 17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 50 41.67 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

20 fowls 10, other ratable estate 800, Bartlett lot 
25a 75, Allen lot &ia 25, Macomber lot 10a 30, 
West Box Co. lot 8a 25 23.62 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees; 

old place 123a 3300 63.69 

1 Jones, William H. 5.00 

1 Jaskobak, John 5.00 



9 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 



K 

Kelley, Eugene G. 

2 horses 200, 9 cows 600, two-year old 90, 2 year- 
lings, other ratable estate 300, house 700, barn 
400, shed 50, store 75, carriage honse 100, home 
place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 150 87.80 

Kelley, Ambrose 5.00 

L 

Lawless, Lucius S. 

horse 40, 2 cows 125, Bishop lot 44a 200 12.04 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 400 13.03 

Laplante, Everett E. 

horse 50, 4 cows 360, 6 yearlings 200 , 28 fowls 

20, other ratable estate 275 22.47 

M 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 

2 cows 200, 368 fowls 358, other ralable estate 
300, old house 100, new house 300, barn 75, 2 
hen houses 250, home place 27a 350, Abbott land 
8a 120, Egypt lot 10a 100, Pine hill lot 45a 100 48.48 

MacDonald, William S. 

66 fowls 61 6.18 

N 

Norton, Charles P. 

other ratable estate 600 16.58 

Norton, Charles V. and Bertha V. 

house 350, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 

10a 300, pasture lot 7a 50 16.89 

Newberg, Robert A. (exempt Ch. 9, 1919) 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

P 

1 Paige, John C. 

house 275, barn 150, home place 104a 1500 42.15 

Pierce, Daniel T. 

house 100, Freeman house 25, Chapin 50, Chapin 
barn 25,- home place 80a 1500, Freeman land 4a 
20, Chapin land la 25 38.68 

1 Pierce, Carl M. 

horse 50, 20 fowls 10, other ratable estate 20, 
house 175, barn 75, home place 30a 500 21.02 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

horse 75, cow 85, two-year old 40, swine 20, 

other ratable estate 300 15.23 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, corn barn 25, 

new shed 50, garage 25, home place 80a 685 29.43 

Pierce, Ellis F. 

2 horses 200, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home 

place 74a 700 25.09 

Prescott, Elizabeth 

house 200, barn 50, hen house 50, home place 57a 
150 8.69 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 400, horse 125, cow 55, other rat- 
able estate 275, house 350, barn 125, garage 25, 
Gilbert house 300, hen house 25, garage 25, home 
place ?a 25, Gilbert place la 25 . 45.63 

Pierce, Harrison D. (exempt Ch. 9, 1919) 

1 cow 75 1.45 

Putnam, Willie E. and Mary Iy. 

house 250, barn 100, hen house 50, home place 
25a 250 12.55 

1 Powers, Charles L. • 5.00 



ii 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

1 Peirce, Leroy M. 5.00 

1 Powers, Adelbert L. 
Whitaker lot 30a 125 7.41 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 85, 24 fowls 15, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, 

home place 25a 250 12.55 

2 Powers, Minor E. 
3 horses 450, 4 cows 330, yearling 40, 500 fowls 
650, other ratable estate 350, house 150, barn 100, 
5 hen houses 300, grain house 100, garage 25, 
shed 25, home place 58a 500 68.29 

1 Peterson, Enoch E. 

2 horses 350, 7 cows 700, 2 two-year olds 165, 5 
yearlings 200, 2 swine 20, house 250, barn 150, 
shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, home place 75a 1050, 
Fish lot 10a 100, Haskins lot 1— 18a 200, Haskins 
lot 2— 15a 100 70.34 

1 Pierce, Leslie M. 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 125, yearling 60, house 100, 
barn 100, hen house 25, home place 5a 275 21.12 

Pierce, Bertha C. 

horse 50, cow 80, 150 fowls 132, other ratable 

estate 50 6.02 

R 

1 Reed, Harry A. 

3 horses 350, 10 cows 850, 10 two-year olds 400, 
5 yearlings 175, 3 swine 75, 110 fowls 122, other 
ratable estate 330, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, 
home place 115a 2250 11 0.71 

1 Ryder, Frank L. 5.00 

Ryder, Adeline M, and Frank L, 

2 horses 50, 2 cows 180, yearling 60, 75 fowls 80, 
other ratable estate 15, house 350, barn 100, home 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 



place 60a 600 26.93 

1 Roberts, Frederick 5.00 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes 

horse 40, cow 75, 24 fowls 15, house 150, barn 

75, home place 50a 150 9.75 

s 

Smith, Jennie A. 

3 cows 230, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 

500 19.40 

Shaw, Lillie M. 

horse 100, 2 cows 90, yearling 55, 2 houses 375, 
barn 100, horse barn 75, home place 60a 600 26.93 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

other ratable estate 435, house uncompleted 50, 

barn 75, home place 50a 500 27.39 

Shaw, Henry C. 

house 200, barn 100, cider mill 25, shop 25, home 

place 21a 150 9.65 

Shaw, Mrs. Abbie A. 

Aldrich place 25a 300 v 5.79 

1 Stacy, John N. 

horse 75, 3 cows 240, 40 fowls 35 .11.76 

Stone, Lucy (heirs or devisees) 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 400 13.03 

Smith, Ruth V. and Latham, Agnes V. 

house 500, barn 125, hen house 75, house 100, 
barn 50, shop 25, Vaughan place 106a 1500,Check- 
erberry farm 9a 100 47.77 

1 Smith, Carrol H. 

2 horses 200, 4 cows 365 15.90 

Smith, Lucy S. 

house 225, barn 200, home place 16a 200, Berry 

lot 15a 100 13.99 



13 



Polls name and valuation Taxes 

1 Smith, Caleb E. 5.00 

T 

1 Towne, Frank E. 5.00 

1 Tinkey, Charles C. (exempt Ch. 9, 1919) 
1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

3 horses 250, 2 cows 160, 3 two-year olds 180, 40 
fowls 35, other ratable estate 700, house 225, 
barn 150, garage 25, home place 89a 800, Snyder 

lot 30a 500, Vaughan lot 25a 200 67.24 

1 Thrasher, Fred M. 

horse 100, 2 cows 130, 2 two-year olds 90, 7 fowls 
73, house 300, barn 100, home place 16a 200, 
old place 43a 500, Abbott lot 30a 1000, Tourtel- 
lottlot 20a 100 55.05 

1 Tourtellott, Willie M. 

2 cows 150, 19 fowls 14, other ratable estate 300 13.96 

u 

1 Upton, George H. (exempt Ch. 14) 

cow 90, yearling 75, 35 fowls, house 150, barn 
50, home place 2a 50, Haskins lot 8a 75 

1 Upton, Leighton A. 

cow 90, 35 fowls 30, house 200, shed 25, garage 

25, home place la 25 12.63 

1 Upton, Harry A. (exempt Ch. 9, 1919) 

cow 90, other ratable estate 300, house 200, barn 

100. home place 69a 700, pasture lot 10a 100 28.76 

V 

1 Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 10.79 

w 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 400, 21 cows 2000, 5 two-year olds 325, 



14 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 



2 swine 45, 48 fowls 35, other ratable estate 250, 
house 500, barn 300, silo 100, Smith house 50, 
Smith barn 100, Smith shed 15, home place 64a 
900, Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, 
Fisher place 54a 500, Haskins pasture 30a 250 131.80 

1 Waugh, George F. 

24 fowls 15, other ratable estate 600 16.87 

1 Woodworth, Thomas 

2 horses 250, cow LOO, yearling 35, other ratable 
estate 25 12.91 

Woodworth, Elizabeth E. 

house 225. barn 400, silo 100, henhouse 25, home 
place 105a 1500 43.43 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

2 horses 200, 14 cows 1300, two-year old 100, 21 
fowls 11, other ratable estate 460, barn 50, Rich- 
ards place 90a 600 57.52 
Wendemuth, William F. (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 100, home place 73a 400 11.58 

Wendemuth, Mabel E- 

house 300, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 
78a 700 25.09 

Wendemuth, Albert W., Administrator 

horse 50, 2 oxen 275, 7 cows 630, 6 two-year olds 
375, 4 yearlings 120, 4 swine 125, 65 fowls 65 31.85 

1 Wendemuth, Albert W. (exempt Ch. 9, 1919) 
1 Wendemuth, Frederick M. 5.00 

1 Weeks, Charles 5.00 

1 Ward well, B. Frank 5.00 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, cow 65, 2 two-year olds 100, 100 fowls 
110, other ratable estate 10, house 150, barn 100, 
hen house 25, shed 15, brood house 25, home 
place 70a 750 32.50 



15 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

Wolff, Frank F. 

other ratable estate 100, house 150, barn 100, shed 

25, home place 68a 400 14.96 

Wardwell, Louisa D. (heirs or devisees) 

house 350, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 8a 

125 11.58 

Wyman, Otis A. 

house 250, barn 75, home place 45a 475 15.44 



16 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

ATHOL 

Wood, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 1000, Woods lot lOa 500, Brown & 
Simmons lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 350, Upton 
lot 58a 1000 $ 57.90 

Powers, Orrin J. 

land 190a 5000, Paige lot 60a 200, Woods lot 15a 

50, Mountain lot 15a 50, Herrick lot 6a 100 104.22 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

Horr lot 60a 3000, Ben Paige lot 120a 500, Meritt 
Horr lot 45a 1000, Arnott lot 18a 75, land 8a 150, 
Putnam lot 60a 100, Barrows lot 27a 2000, Little 
place 88a 5000 228.22 

Diamond Match Co. 

Darby lot 31a 150, Harrington lot 60a 150 5.79 

Woods, E. A. of Athol, Lincoln, Levi of Dana 

2 small houses 50, Lindsey lot 95a 500, Brush 
Mountain lot 8a 50 11.58 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

house 250, barn 300, home place 150a 600 22.20 

Venette, James 

house 200, barn 75, henhouse 25, home place 65a 

1200 28.95 

Lincoln, F. Conrad (heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 3.86 

GREENWICH 

McKenney, Arthur and Mary C. 

land 67a 600 11.58 

Hunter, Edw T ard 

land 20a 300 5.79 

Thrasher, Joseph L. 



17 



NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

land 30a 500, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 50, 

Sanderson pasture 30a 200 15.44 

Parker, Webster 

Berry lot 10a 75 1.45 

Cutler, Smith (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt Road lot 10a 25, Kelley hill lot 6a 50 1.45 

Keezer, Sophronie (heirs or devisees) 

land 3a 25 .48 

Wheeler, John A, 

land 7a 100 1.93 

Smith, George E. 

land 33a 300 5.79 

Root, Amelia A. 

land 22a 1000 19.30 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 75 1.45 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt Ch. 3) 

land 56a 500 
Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50 .97 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 100, Woods, O. L,. lot 55a 500, J. 

M. Harrington lot 20a 400 19.30 

Clapp, Irene M. 

land la 75 1.45 

Kimball, Carlton L. 

stock in trade 600, machinery 1200, Ida 

Vaughan's lot 26a 300 40.53 

WORCESTER 

Herrick, L,eander F. 

Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25, C. A. Powers lot 30a 

800 15.92 

Anderson, Clifford S. 



18 



NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 



house 50, Upton place 20a 150 3.86 

Estey, Charles, Phillipston, and Walter S. 

Worcester Estey lot 65a 1000 19.30 

Peirce, Bernie H. 

Tom Swamp lot 33a 450, Ellis lot 30a 150, lot 1 

— 35a 150, lot 2 — 12a 50 15.44 

Reinecke, Zudie 

house 400, land £a 25 8.20 

Seyden, James 

Vaughan place 89a 400 7.72 

AI/TUS, OKLAHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 500, land 10a 50 10.62 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George L,. 

house 100, barn 25, home place 3a 75 3.86 

ATHOL 

Whipple, W r arren M. 

land 9a 200 3.86 

ORANGE 

Mann, Thomas S. 

Martha Harrington lot 30a 150, stock in trade 6000 118.70 
Sampson, Myron F. and Webster, James H. 

Fred Lincoln lot 10a 600 11.58 

Mann, Thomas S. Jr. 

machinery 2000 38.60 

AMHERST 

Paige, James B. 

plain land 9a 200 3.86 

Goodell, Etta 

land 6a 200 3.86 



19 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Taxes 



Cadwell, Frank A. 

Caswell place 100a 650, Clark land 7a 100 14.48 

Whitcomb, Ernest H. 

small house 100, house 150, hen house 25, Reed 
land 10a 100, Emma Woods place 6a 25, Caswell 
land 50a 300, Cook lot 25a 500, Caswell lot 2 
tracts 75a 500, Cornwell lot 16a 150, Fountain 
mill privilege 3a 25, Flint lot 20a 200, Cadrett lot 
1— 40a 300, Cadrett lot 2— 10a 100, Cadwell land 
2a 50, Den lot 35a 1500, Horr lot 6a 50, A. J. N. 
Ward lot 1 — 30a 200, A. J. N. Ward lot 2 — 
32a 200, A. J. N. Ward lot 3 — Ha 25 86.85 

Cadwell, Cowles and Hobert 

Garlick land 40a 300 5.79 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 200, Caroline Horr lot 42a 200 7.72 



ENFIELD 

Newbury, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 11a 150 
Flint, Joseph (heirs or devisees) 

Stetson lot 50a 250, Cowan lot 30a 150 
Garlick, George H. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 110a 

1300 
Horr, Ruben N. (heirs or devisees) 

Pierce lot 15a 1000 



2.90 


7.72 


29.92 


19.30 



PELHAM 

Ryder, Leon J. 

Amsden lot la 25 
Shores, Emeline (heirs or devisees) 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Crossett lot 6a 125 
Horr, Fannie 



.48 

12.06 



20 



NAMK AND VALUATION 



Taxes 



land 30a 1200 23.16 

Cook, Theodore L. (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 200 3.86 

Reed, Alden D. 

Sykes lot 2|a 50 .97 

Whipple, Harry J. 

2 small houses 300, Bond lot 65a 600, Abbott lot 

64a 400, Johnson lot 12a 350 31.85 

NEW SALKM 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 400, Ashley lot 30a 300, Berry lot 

60a 1000 32.81 

Berry, Elmer A. (heirs or devisees) 

Blair lot 15a 150, Newell lot 120a 500 12.55 

Berry, E. A. and Sawtell H. E. 

stock in trade 1800, Vaughan lot 46a 2500 82.99 

Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 100 1.93 

Stacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 

Bigelow lot 26a 600 11.58 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 100 1.93 

Cogswell, Henra A. 

Cummings lot 25a 700 13.51 

Vineca, Elisha 

stock in trade 8000, land 25a 200 158.26 

Orcutt, William A. 

land U 100 1.93 

Burffee, Flora 

Hunt land 30a 125 2.41 

Whitaker, Earl 

3 horses 300, cow 75, two-year old 50, 3 yearlings 
105, 40 fowls 35, other ratable estate 200, 2 barns 



21 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Taxes 



275, Clark land 64a 500, Hyden lot 10a 100 31.65 

Leline, Eliza H. 

house 100, home place 10a 100 3.86 

SHUTESBURY 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter land 15a 40, 
Ames place 44a 500, J. A. Pierce lot 20a 200, 
Flint and Gillett lot 65a 1200 40.34 

Fitts, Rufus 
land 15a 100 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles E. 

stock in trade 800, Hemenway lot 23a 100, Brown 

lot 4a 25 17.85 

Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 750 14.48 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 800, Humes lot 27a 500 25.09 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 200 3.86 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 200 3.86 

Carey, Jerry 

land 30a 100 1.93 

Kennedy, David L. 

2 small houses 50, Lincoln land 40a 200, Mason 

lot 35a 100 6.78 

Wright, Helen L. 

building 25, land 17a 75 1.93 

Doubleday, Frank and John A. 

Mount L. lot 36a 600 1 1.58 

Donnell, Henry A. 

small house 50, land 10a .50 1 ,93 



22 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Taxes 



Hager, Otis E. 

Gleason land 15a 100 



1.93 



HARDWICK 

Ruggles, I^e wis H. 

stock in trade 1200, Hamilton lot 10a 50, Aiken 

lot Sa 25 
Goodman, Ellen 

land 4a 25 



WARE 



Provincial, P. H. 

stock in trade 3000 



BELLOWS FALLS, VT. 
Hatch and Shepardson 
stock in trade 10,000 

PORTLAND, ME. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 
69a 300 

HOLLIS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

Leonard Lincoln lot 63a 200, William B. Lincoln 
lot 100a 400 

NORTHAMPTON 

James, Mary Lois 

house 300, garage 100, Horr land 40a 300 
Bailey, Sidney 

Kelley Hill lot 100a 300 

LUDLOW, MASS. 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

land 2a 1500, Flowed land 50a 500, Shores lot 20a 
200, Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson and Flint lot 100a 



24.61 

.48 

57.90 
193.00 



12.55 



11.58 

13.51 
5.79 



23 



NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 



1500, Gillette lot 42a 400 84.92 

McLean, Mrs. J. K. 

house 350, barn 75, shed 25, home place la 50 9.65 

WEST HAVEN, CONN. 

Vaughan, Bertell F. 

Berry land 20a 700 13.51 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 1.93 

Lillie, L,ucien B. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 30, house 175, barn 

175, shop 50, home place 10a 200 14.09 

Barney, Frank G. 

house 250, barn 100, cow shed 100, home place 

80a 500 19.30 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 
Walker, Joseph P. 

house 200, barn 100, power house 100, land and 

water power 22a 1000 27.02 

ERVING 

Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 400 12.06 

GREENFIELD AND GREENWICH 

Harrington, Robert E. and Martha J. 

Pierce lot 20a 250 4.83 

GARDNER 

Learn y, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 100 1.93 

HRIDGEWATER 
Boyd, William P. 

house 300, barn 275, horse barn 75, hen house 25, 



24 



NAME AND VALUATION Taxes 

silo 75, home place 80a 1200 37.64 

FITCHBURG 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 2.41 

BOSTON 

Doubleday, John A. 

house 250, barn 200, home place 70a 400 16.41 

Coolidge, Brooks and Rogers 

stock in trade 800 . 15.44 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 

other ratable estate 127 2.45 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. and Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 10 .19 

COOLEWiLivE 
Highland Telephone Co. 

other ratable estate 800 15.44 

PRESCOTT 

First Congregational Church Society (exempt Ch. 7 ) 

Church 1000, land ia 50 
Pine Grove Cemetery (exempt Ch. 8, Ch. 490 acts 

1909) land 2a 500 

ATHOL 

Powers, Orrin J. 

stock in trade 10,000 193.00 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES 




Number of residents assessed on property 


88 


non-residents assessed on property 


71 


persons assessed on property 


211 


for poll tax only 


12 


male polls assessed • 


77 


Tax on each poll 


$ 5.00 


Value of assessed personal estate 


881.77 


real estate excluding land 


436.95 


buildings 


1,332.10 


Total of real estate 


1,769.05 


valuation of assessed estate 


2,650.82 


Tax for state, county and town purposes includi 


mg 


overlayings: 




On personal estate 


1,701.87 


real estate 


3,414.39 


polls 


385.00 


Total tax April 1, 1920 


5,501.26 


Rate of total tax per $1000 


19.30 


Number of horses assessed 


89 


cows 


216 


sheep 


00 


neat cattle other than cows 


142 


swine 


23 


dwelling houses assessed 


102 


acres of land assessed 


11,179 


fowls assessed 


2427 


Value of fowls assessed 


$2762.00 


WALTER M. WAUGH 




FRANK R. ALLEN 




Assessors of Prescott 



Town Clerk's Report 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1920 


Date 


Name 




Parents 


Jan. 14 


Walter Henry Newbury 




Robert A. Newbury 
Eva Wendemuth 


June 25 


Alice Gertrude Waugh 




George T. Waugh 
Rosa M. Currier 


Mar. 4 


Horr 




John Horr 
Clara Ely 


July 11 


Elwyn John Doubleday 




Fred W. Doubleday 
Celia Currier 


July 11 


Louis Ella Doubleday 




Fred W. Doubleday 
Celia Currier 


Aug. 10 


Raymond Carrol Smith 




Carrol H. Smith 
Lucy Shaw 


Oct. 20 


Helen Currier Bowen 




Frank A. Bowen 
Fannie E. Currier 


DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1920 


Date 


Name 


Age Place 




Yrs. 


mos 


dys. 


Feb. 14 


Lucy Ann Gilbert 85 


1 


1 Prescott 


Mar. 6 


Louisa D. Wardwell 62 


2 


7 Springfield 


May 2 


Oliver Smith 77 


1 


1 Prescott 


May 7 


Jennie Anna Smith 69 


8 


16 Prescott 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1920 

Date Names Age Residence Place 

June 13 Charles C. Tinkey 27 Prescott Amherst 
Grace Mildred Field 23 Prescott 

FRANK R. ALLEN, 

Town Clerk 



Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 


1920 




To the citizens of Prescott: 






Paid State Aid 






TOWN OFFICERS 




Paid F. R. Allen, town treasurer 


$ 


35.00 


clerk 




25.00 


assessor 




36.75 


registrar 




8.00 


election officer 




7.50 


W. M. Waugh, selectman 




25.00 


assessor 




29.75 


registrar 




8.00 


overseer poor 




5.00 


F. W. Doubleday, assessor 




7.00 


selectman 




10.50 


E. A. Thayer, selectman 




15.00 


F. A. Griswold, sealer wghts. & meas. 


15.00 


H. I. Shaw, constable 




10.00 


election officer 




5.00 


M. E. Chapin, ballot clerk 




7.50 


F. J. Currier, 




7.50 


E. T. Wheeler, auditor 




10.00 


H. D. Pierce, teller 




5.00 


L,. A. Upton, 




3.75 


H. L. Upton, 




1.25 


H. I. Shaw, tax collector, 1919 




74.62 



$ 288.00 



$352.12 



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MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation $ 3.09 

Hobbs & Warren, warrant blanks 1.56 

J. H. Schoonmaker, counsellor 3.00 

Lewis Blackmer, printing- reports 63.80 

James D. Kimball, treas. bond 8.00 

Davol Printing - House, assessors' supplies 6.75 

Badger Fire Ext. Co., 200 charges 100.00 

Athol Transcript Co., printing primary notice 2.25 

W. M. Waugh, exp. fire charges 7.19 

freight, fire extinguishers 2.49 

E. F. Dahill, Jr., & Co., 28 fire extinguishers 224.00 

M. E. Chapin, inspector of animals 25.80 

C. H. Chase, transfers real estate 3.75 

Johnson Bookstore, tax book 2.06 

Hobbs & Warren, order books 6.63 

M. E. Powers, fighting forest fire at Soapstone 7.00 

Cecil Bagnall, order book 1.96 

J. S. Whitman, tax bills 3.00 

Hampshire County Farm Bureau 50.00 

Harry J. Whipple, assisting assessors 6.60 

E. A. Thayer, setting town boundary 3.00 

W- M. Waugh & man, setting town boundary 6.00 

Town of New Salem, aid forest fire 26.80 

James D: Kimball, tax collector's bond 20.00 

. J. S. Whitman, tax bills 5.50 

Athol Transcript Co., printing primary notice 2.50 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery 2.50 

A. H. Gross, mowing town house yard 2.50 

Town of Dana, aid at R. R. forest fire 67.40 

Orange Savings Bank, town notes 2,500.00 

interest 69.70 

State tax 700.00 

County tax 471.12 

Assessors' abatement 121.82 



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Library appropriation 15.00 

Special state tax 33.00 

Civilian poll tax ' 228.00 

Dog tags 4.00 

Certification of notes 6.00 

Cemetery Com. orders 11.75 

John Horr, bounty on wild cat 5.00 

Webber cemetery fund 100.00 

Town clerk supplies 2.75 

Cowan cemetery fund 50.00 

E. P. Mitchel, wood, town house 5.00 

E. T. Wheeler, detour at cement bridge • 5.00 

F. A. Griswold, care town house 2.00 
F. R. Allen, recording marriage, deaths, births 9.50 

town clerk's meeting 5.00 

W. M. Waugh, postage, tel. 6.70 

M. E. Chapin, meat inspector 56.80 

birth returns .50 

F. R. Allen, postage, express, stationery 9.20 

W. H. Pierce, justice fees 4.75 



$5,087.63 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 
Paid total cost $251.40 

HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 
Paid total cost $ 2,927.56 

CEMENT BRIDGES , 
Paid total cost under Small Town Act $ 2,000.00 

EGYPT ROAD, 1917 CONTRACT 

Paid E. A. Thayer $ 30.50 

F. W. Doubleday 61.00 

Carroll Smith 8.00 

Fred Roberts 28.00 

A. L. Powers 24.50 



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Frank Bowen 
William Jones 


$ 26.50 
4.00 


$182.50 

$ 64.00 

158.25 


id labor in the spring of 1920 

1917 





$404.75 



RECAPITULATION 



Paid town officers 

Miscellaneous account 
Highway account 

bridge account 
Cement 

Support of poor 
State aid 
Snow bills 
Egypt road 1917 contract 



$352.12 
5,087.63 
2,927.56 

251.40 

2,000,00 

59.50 

288.00 
1,799.34 

182.50 



RESOURCES 
Cash in hands of treasurer 
Due on 1920 tax 
Interest on 1920 tax 

Due from town of Shutesbury, bridge account 
state, account of state aid 
Boston & Albany R. R., on account for- 
est fire April 26, 1920 



$12,948.05 



$ 367.08 

1,113.66 

13.80 

106.50 

288.00 

101.20 



$1,990.24 



LIABILITIES 

Due Dennis & Mann, bridge lumber $ 296.29 

Due tax collector 65.00 

Due W. M. Waugh, town note 1,000.00 



$ 1,361.29 



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Jury List, 1920 



Ellis A. Thayer Albert W. Wendemuth 

Allie E. Barnes Fred M. Thresher 

Harrison D. Pierce Harry W. Abbott 

W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



Overseers of Poor Account 



Paid support of poor $ 59.50 

W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBEEDAY 

Overseers of Poor 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN SUMMER AND FALL, 1920 


Paid Ellis A. Thayer (with team) 


$461.00 


Fred W. Doubleday (with team) 


579.00 


Carroll Smith (with team) 


591.00 


William Jones 


188.00 


Frederick Roberts 


313.50 


Adelbert Powers 


291.00 


Willie Tourtellott 


91.00 


Moses Fogg 


84.00 


Herschel Mills 


4.00 


Walter M. Waugh 


11.00 


Enoch Peterson 


2.50 


Frank A. Bowen 


127.50 



$2,743.50 

MATERIAL LIST 
Paid New England Metal Culvert Co. 

for 8 metal culverts $163.86 

Good Roads Machinery Co. for 

1 scraper blade 10.50 

F. J. Currier for 2 bush scythes and 

snaths 6.00 

W. L. Haskins for repairs on scraper 

and sharpening tools 3.70 

184.06 

Total cost $2,927.56 



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State appropriation $ 


1,950.00 




Town 


800.00 




County 


100.00 




Individual 


100.00 


$2,950.00 


1 otai t 




Expenditures 




2,927.56 


Balance 


$22.44 


ELLIS A. THAYER, 


Supt. of Roads 


WORK ON BRIDGES 






Ellis A. Thayer (with team) 


$ 73.50 




Fred W. Doubleday (with team) 


16.00 




Carroll Smith 


15.50 




William Jones 


35.50 




Fred Thresher 


1.50 




Adelbert Powers 


20.00 




John Stacy 


2.00 




Frederick Roberts 


12.00 




Willie Tourtellott 


10.00 


$186.00 


' 




MATERIAL LIST 






Carl Kimball for lumber 


$ 3.00 




Ellis A. Thayer for lumber 


55.00 




Waldo H. Peirce for spikes 


2.40 




Lucius Lawless for railings 


3.00 




Frederick Roberts for tending lantern 


2.00 




Dennis & Mann for lumber 


296.29 


361.69 






Total cost 


$547.69 


Town appropriation 


$400.00 




Due from Shutesbury 


106.50 




Total i 




$506.50 





Overdrawn $41.19 



Treasurer's Report 



To the citizens of Prescott: 
1920 

Jan. 1 Cash on hand $1,299.08 

Rec'd of H. I. Shaw, coll. 1919 taxes 659.28 

State treasurer, acct. of highways 1919 427.25 

Clerk of district court, fine returned 10.00 

County treasurer, dog fund returned 39.92 

State treasurer, income tax 1917-18-19-20 738.78 

Mar. 11 Rec'd of state treasurer, acct. of schools 1,245.44 

Rec'd of Webber cemetery fund 100.00 

County treasurer, wild cat bounty 5.00 

State treasurer, vocational educational 

trust fund 19.81 

H. I. Shaw, collector of 1920 taxes 4,586.42 

May 22 Rec'd of Orange Savings Bank, note No. 1 1,500.00 

Rec'd from sale of fire extinguishers 32.00 

State treasurer, tuition of state wards 766.50 

July 19 Rec'd of Orange Savings Bank, note No. 2 1,000.00 

Rec'd of James D. Kimball, rebate on coll. bond 10.00 

State treasurer, acct. of highways 1920 3,175.00 

inspection of animals 12.90 

Oct. 9 Rec'd of state treasurer, supt. of schools 

salary 300.00 

Rec'd of state treasurer, corporation tax 27.02 

national bank tax 33.04 

state aid returned 246.00 

soldiers' exemption .86 

acct. of state forester 96.00 



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Rec'd of Town of Greenwich, sealer's weight $ 3.50 

E. M. Whitcomb for repairs on Enfield 

Hollow road 100.00 

F. A. Griswold, sealer 1.59 
State treasurer, High school tuition 45.50 
E. R. Whitaker, rent on town farm 10.00 
Interest on deposits in Nat'l bank 25.34 
Ira Slate, tuition of Alvan Brown 8.25 
W. M. Waugh, note No. 3 1,000.00 
Cemetery funds 11.75 



Total receipts $17, 536 . 23 

Paid selectmen's orders $ 12,948.05 
school orders 4,221.10 

Total expense $17,169.15 

Cash on hand to balance $367.08 

FRANK R. Ai^EN, Treasurer 

CEMETERY FUNDS 

Rec'd from Martha Briggs fund $ 1.50 

Mary J. Woods fund .75 

Francena S. Johnson fund 2.00 

Eliza Jennison fund .50 

Susannah Haskins fund 4.50 

Nelson Whitaker fund 2.00 

Francis B. Paige fund .50 

$ 11.75 

Paid cemetery commissioners' orders $ 11.75 

FRANK R. ALIvEN, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the accounts of the different officers of 
the town and declare them correct. 

B. T. WHEELER, Auditor. 



Annual Report 



of the 

School Committee 

of 



Prescott, Mass* 








For the fiscal year ending Dec. 3 1 , 


1920 






ORGANIZATION 








School Committee 












Term 


expires 


Ellis A. Thayer 






1921 


Fred W. Doubleday 






1922 


Myron E. Chapin 






1923 


Superintendent 








Arthur W. Smith, No. Dana 




Tel. 


21-11 


School Physician 








Dr. J. C. Feindel, No. Dana 




Tel. 


21-12 


Attendance Officers 








Howard I. Shaw 








Fred D. Chamberlain 









Report of the School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 187.03 

Town appropriation 3,660.00 

Special town appropriation, Dec. 28, 1920 350.00 

Dog fund 39.92 



EXPENDITURES 




Superintendent's salary 


$ 516.00 


School committee pay 


38.00 


Supervisor of music 


97.00 


School supplies 


215.13 


Text books 


118.22 


Teachers' salaries 


2,441.99 


High School tuition 


45.50 


transportation 


58.50 


Elementary school transportation 


341.12 


Fuel 


141.50 


Care of houses 


66.50 


Repairs 


8.75 


Miscellaneous 


117.89 


Promotion of health 


15.00 



,236.95 



4,221.10 
Balance in hands of Treasurer $15.85 



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ITEMS OF EXPENSE 
SUPERVISION 
A. W. Smith $516.00 

E. A. Thayer 7.00 

F. W. Doubleday 25.00 
M. E. Chapin 6.00 

$554.00 

SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 
Ruth B. Dwelley $97.00 97.00 





TEACHERS 




Frances L- Brown 




$140.00 


Edith M. Unwin 




205.32 


Ivah C. Cody 




86.67 


Fanny G. Thayer 




670.00 


Annis E. Laplante 




670.00 


Marion E. Kelley 




670.00 



2,441.99 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
W. L. Haskins $ 194.50 

Lorenzo Patterson 31.62 

Fred Roberts 115.00 



SCHOOL SUPPLIES 




J. L. Hammett Co. 


$199.01 


Milton Bradley Co. 


4.95 


Edward E. Babb & Co. 


1.25 


F. J. Currier 


5.45 


C. C. Fuller 


4.47 


TEXT BOOKS 




Ginn & Co. 


$ 30.45 


F. E. Babb & Co. 


14.00 


American Book Co. 


1.05 



341.12 



215.13 



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Charles Scribner's Sons 
Benj. H.Sanborn & Co. 
Lyons & Carnahan 
World Book Co. 
D. C. Heath Co. 
A. L. Palmer Co. 
J. B. Lippincott Co. 

$ 118.22 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Dr. J. C. Feindel $ 15.00 15.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town New Salem for Lottie Berry $ 9.75 

" " Myrtle Wyman 35.75 

45.50 



$ 4.57 


11.61 


1.81 


14.60 


27.53 


8.88 


3.72 



HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
O. A. Wyman $34.50 

E. P. Mitchell 24.00 



FUEL 




A. L. Powers, boy housing wood 


$ 2.50 


Ambrose Kelley, sawing wood 


9.50 


W. F. Wendemuth Est., wood 


24.00 


Marie Chamberlain, kindlings 


.50 


Florence Dimond 


.50 


Ida M . Waugh 


3.00 



Mildred F. Tinkey & housing wood 5.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, wood & helping saw 81.50 
H. D. Peirce, sawing wood 9.00 

H. A. Johnson, boy housing wood 2.00 

Fanny G. Thayer, kindlings .25 

Milton Patterson, housing wood 3.75 



CARE OF HOUSES 
Florence Dimond $ 10.25 



58.50 



141.50 



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Fanny G. Thayer $ 1.75 

Milton Patterson 1.75 

Marie Chamberlain 8.50 

Mildred F. Tinkey 12.00 

cleaning houses 12.00 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson 4.00 

Ida M. Waugh 12.00 

Maybelle Peirce 4.25 

REPAIRS 

F. A. Pettengill $1.00 

A. B. Gross 5.00 

F. W. Doubleday 2.75 

MISCELLANEOUS 

L. H. Blackmer, printing reports $14.50 

Highland Tel. Co., rental 3.56 

A. W. Smith, traveling expenses 25.95 

office expenses and freight 11.99 

postage, hiring teachers, etc. 12.39 

telephone rental 3.64 

Swift River Box Co., i lumber, Supt. office 3.35 

Robert Larson, \ labor 13.47 

Millers River Nat. Bank, \ desk " 6.25 

J. F. Higgins Co., i lamp 1.13 

Cecil T. Bagnell, school order books 3.08 

F. W. Doubleday, justice fees, postage, etc. 2.15 

M. E. Chapin, school census, trans, teacher 11.00 

E. M. Bradley, engrossing diplomas 2.00 

Athol Transcript Co., registration and report 

cards 3.43 



$ 66.50 



8.75 



117.89 



Total expense for the year $4,221 

FREDW. DOUBLEDAY, Chairman 

For the committee 
Prescott, January 5, 1921 



10 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee of Prescott: 

Believing that the character of school plants has a strong 
influence upon the activities of persons within them, permit me 
to call your attention to local conditions. 

The plaster blackboards of the Number Four school are 
badly cracked, and the paint on the wooden blackboards at 
the other buildings is worn through. Wooden blackboards 
are unsatisfactory. They are to crayon as a grater is to a nut- 
meg. There is too little blackboard, especially at the front of 
the room, in Number Three building. Either slate or a com- 
position board like hyloplate is almost necessary in each build- 
ing. 

Several doors, including outside ones, are without latches 
or locks or both. The roof of Number Two leaks so that water 
comes into the school room. Cleanliness and dry feet at 
school, especially in winter and spring, call for much filling in 
about the entrances. 

If the interiors of rooms were painted in alight color, they 
would be better lighted and offer more cheerful surroundings 
to the children, and cause less strain to the eyes. The present 
dark walls and ceilings cause the rooms to seem gloomy, par- 
ticularly so on cloudy days. 

In this connection, the opaque green shades should be dis- 
placed by adjustable cloth shades, light, possibly tan, in color, 
that admittance of light and air may be better controlled. 

Four simply constructed box window ventilators for each 
room would admit outdoor air without drafts upon the pupils, 






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No safe provision for ventilation is made now. 

From the beginning of the school year to the second week 
in October, the Number One school was taught by Miss Ivah 
C. Cody. You then merged that school with Number Four, 
and its records became a part of Number Four records. The 
change is proving a wise one for the children. 

The introduction of Stone-Milles' Arithmetic and the lan- 
guage series of Scott-South worth, begun by my immediate 
predecessor, has been completed. The history and the geogra- 
phy text books should be changed and up-to-date editions 
used. About the same may be said regarding books in physi- 
ology and civics. 

The law of last year makes compulsory the emphasis of 
United States history and civics in the schools. Our schools 
have been quite faithful in the teaching of these subjects, so 
the law affects us but little. 

The New-World speller is displacing the 'speller formerly 
in use by us. A feature of this speller is the concentration of 
study upon the comparatively short writing vocabulary of the 
ordinarily well informed person. Repetition and helps to 
study are noticeable. 

We are trying to bring about a greater degree of uni- 
formity in the work of the same grade in the different schools. 
We also wish to increase the size of classes and the length of 
recitation periods, and decrease the number of classes, by com- 
bining classes in adjoining grades in subjects alternated year- 
ly. For example, classes of grades seven and eight may study 
Europe, Asia and Africa this year, and the western hemisphere 
next year. The work beginning in 1922 will be the same as 
that of the present school year. Thus in two years each class 
covers the required work in geography, while no classes in ad- 
joining grades begin and end at the same points. By class is 
meant a group of pupils acting together; by grade, one of the 
eight divisions into which the elementary school course is di- 
vided. 

It is thought that the larger classes, by bringing about as- 



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sociation and competition in the same lessons, will show better 
results than one and two pupil classes. 

There is reason for believing that the state minimum sala- 
ry for teachers will be eight hundred dollars for the school 
year beginning next September. By the proposed classifica- 
tion in the bill before the Legislature, two of our teachers fall 
within the one-thousand-dollar-a-year group with three hun- 
dred fifty dollars reimbursement to the town; and one in the 
nine-hundred-dollar-a-year group with three hundred dollars 
reimbursement to the town. Eight hundred dollars would be 
the salary of a high school graduate of no experience in teach- 
ing. 

Considering the needs of the school plants and the proba- 
ble increase in the salaries of teachers, would it be unwise to 
make liberal school appropriations? 

For the school statistics, see the following pages. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Superintendent of Schools 



School Calendar, 1921 



January 3, 1921— February 25, 1921 
March 7, 1921— April 22, 1921 
. May 2, 1921— June 17, 1921 
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1921— Friday, Dec. 23, 1921 
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1922— February 24, 1922 
Tuesday, September 6, 1921, general meeting of 
teachers at school building at North Dana. 

HOLIDAYS 
New Year's, January 1 
Washington's Birthday, February 22 
Patriots' Day, April 19 
Memorial Day, May 30 
July 4th 

Labor Day, first Monday in September 
Columbus Day, October 12 
Thanksgiving, last Thursday in November 
Christmas, December 25 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday 
coming on Sunday will be observed by closing the schools on 
the next Monday. 

SIGHT AND HEARING TESTS, OCTOBER, 1920 

Number of pupils enrolled 47 

Number found defective in eyesight 10 

Number found defective in hearing 1 

Number of parents or guardians notified 2 



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CENSUS, APRIL 1, 1920 

Males Females Totals 



Five years old and under seven 
Seven years old and under fourteen 
Fourteen years old and under sixteen 
Illiterate minors over sixteen 



2 


2 


4 


21 


20 


41 


1 


1 


2 












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Number Three 

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Report of Music Supervisor 



Mr. A. W. Smith, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Dear Sir: 

The course in music has been conducted along the same 
lines as formerly. We have kept the same aim in view and 
are constantly striving to make our best, better. 

The one great aim for the average child is to be able to sing 
with enough feeling and comprehension to enable him to derive 
enjoyment from this branch. The enjoyment does not come 
from the mere naming of notes, but from the ability to hear 
and reproduce the tones represented by the notes. The child 
is encouraged to work individually in this as in every other 
branch. 

The new individual slip series are being used in all the 
grades with good results. 

In the primary grades rote songs are being taught contin- 
ually and all the individual help possible is given to tone pro- 
duction. 

I am pleased to be able to state that I continue to enjoy in 
the schools of Prescott the hearty co-operation of teachers and 
pupils that has been characteristic of the work from the first. 
It is a pleasure to work under the conditions I meet here. At 
this time I want to thank all for the kindly spirit and enthusi- 
asm accorded my subject. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH B. DWEI^EY, 

Supervisor of Music. 



School Physician's Report 



School Committee, 
Prescott, Mass. 

Sir: 

As school physician for the schools of Prescott for the 
present school year, I beg to submit my report. 

I made a medical inspection of the four schools of Prescott 
on Monday, Sept. 20th, and was pleased to find the schools in 
such good, orderly condition, and the low per cent, of physical 
defects. 

I feel that this district deserves praise for the apparent at- 
tention the parents give to the medical needs of the children, as 
I found evidence of good treatment having been given in regard 
to care of teeth and throat of a larger number of the pupils. 

I made proper suggestions for the few still needing some 
treatment. The degree of eye defects was quite small, also that 
of hearing. There was no evidence of any infectious or conta- 
gious disease as far as I could see. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. 

School Physician. 



Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report: 

445 books have been loaned the past year, 372 from the 
main library and 73 from the North Prescott branch. 

Miss Elsie Thrasher will take charge of the main library, 
Mrs. Fanny Thayer, the North Prescott branch, and the Hill 
branch will be reopened in care of Mrs. Eva Newbury. 

The trustee whose term will expire this year is Harry A. 
Reed. 



FINANCIAL STATEME 


NT 




RECEIPTS 






Balance from last year 


$78.74 




Town appropriation 


15. CO 


$93.74 






EXPENDITURES 






Mildred G. Tinkey, librarian 1919 


$12.00 




1920 


12.00 




E. P. Mitchell, expense 


4.00 


28.00 







Balance on hand $65.74 

For the trustees, 

HENRY A. JOHNSON 
E. P. MITCHEL 
HARRY A, REED 
Prescott, Jan. 3, 1921 



Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constao/es of the Town of Prescott in the County 
of Ha nips hire, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
said town qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, 
to meet at the Town Hall in said Prescott, on Mon- 
day, the seventh day of February next, at ten o'clock in 
the forenoon, then and there to act on the following" articles, 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers or 
act thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the 
year ensuing: Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, and three Select- 
men for one year, one Assessor for three years, one School 
Committee for three years, two or more Constables, Auditor, 
Tax Collector, and Tree Warden; Cemetery Commissioner for 
three years, Library Trustee for three years, one Trustee for 
three years for Wright Fund. 

Art. 4. To vote Yes or No: Shall licenses be granted for 
the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as shall be neces- 



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sary to defray town charges the year ensuing, and make appro- 
priations for the same. 

Art. 6. To see if the town will authorize the treas- 
urer, with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow mon- 
ey from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the fi- 
nancial year beginning January 1st, 1921, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor payable within one year, any debt or debts 
incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of the 
said financial year. 

Art. 7. To see what disposition the town will make of 
the money arising from the dog fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 8. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for 
the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to build a cement 
bridge on the Allen road nearF. A. Pettengill, under the Small 
Town Act, or act thereon and raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the same. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to move the Honor 
Roll and place it inside the Town Hall, or act thereon. 

Art, 11. To vote Yes or No: Shall licenses be granted 
for the sale of certain non-intoxicating beverages in this town? 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
$50. for the support of the Hampshire County Farm Bureau 
and elect a director of that organization who will be the official 
town representative for the County Board of Trustees as per 
Chapter 273, Acts of 1918. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to have the list of 
valuation and taxes printed once in two years, or act thereon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up 
attested copies thereof at Prescott Post Office and North Pres- 
cott Post Office and one at the Town Hall in said town, seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place 
pf meeting, as aforesaid. 

Q-iven under our hands this eighth day of January in the 



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year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
BLLIS A. THAYER 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



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The 

Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 



1921 



Bei,chertown, Mass. 
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Valuation and Taxes 



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Official Reports 



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FOR THE YEAR 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1921 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

A 

Abbott, Milo. (heirs or devisees) 

house 600, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 650 27.00 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 75, 2 cows 100, 32 fowls 33, other ratable 
estate 10 9.36 

Abbott, Charles J. (exempt chap. 59 sec. 5 clause 18) 

house 500, barn 100, home place 52a 800 28.00 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

5 horses 450, 17 cows 1100, two year old 40, 4 
yearlings 100, 2 swine 30, 48 fowls 57, other 
ratable estate 350, house 500, 2 barns 1000, wind 
mill 50, corn barn 25, garage 25, home place 
175a 2600, Cleveland lot 25a 250, Abbott lot 12a 
125, Upton land 40a 350, Hyde lot 7a 35 146.74 

Amsden, Charles S. 

other ratable estate 100, house 100, barn 25, 

home place 4a 75 6.00 

1 Adams, L,oren M. 

horse 40, cow 60, two year old 40, 17 fowls 10 8.00 

Adams, Loren M. & Hatlie T. 

house 400, barn 150, shed 25, home place 95a 475 21.00 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt clause 14) 

B 

1 Barnes, Allie L,. 

28 fowls 27, other ratable estate 200 9.54 

1 Berry, Charles W. 

2 horses 250, 10 cows 1000, two year old 75, 3 
yearlings 150, 20 fowls 15, other ratable estate 
700, house 500, 2 barns 500, shed 25, garage 25, 
home place 102a 1000 89.80 

Berry, Annie L. 

house 300, barn 200, shed 25, cider mill 25, home 

place 90a 2000, Egypt lot 2a 25 51.50 

1 Blake, George G. 

house 400, home place 50a 500, Vaughan land 
20a 600 35.00 

Brown, L,. Flora 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 135, two year-old 40, 75 
fowls 112, house 400, barn 150, Powers barn 100, 
Some place 52a 500, Powers place 170a 1400, Stone 
lot 18a 125, Little lot 50a 250, Gibbs lot 3a 15, 
Gray lot 30a 800 84.04 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 5.00 

1 Browne, Arthur L. 

2 cows 50, two year old 50, 13 fowls 7 7.14 

Browne, Lillie S. F. 

house 300, barn 175, home place 70a 525 20.00 

1 Brown, Carl W. 

stock in trade 50, 2 horses 300, 5 cows 300, 4 year- 
lings 60, 43 fowls 50 20.20 
Burroughs, Lura C. 

other ratable estate 15, house 600, barn 100, horse 

barii t'Odj 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 40^ ffiJf 



Polls name: and valuation Tax 

Boutin, Lucy P. 

house 500, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, home 

place 20a 275 20.00 

Barker, Albina C. 

house 500, barn 150, home place 2a 100 15.00 

1 Barker, Sherrod 5.00 

1 Blinn, Homer R. 

horse 50, 20 fowls 15, house 100, home place 10a 

100 10.30 

Bowen, Frank A. (exempt Chap. 9, 1919) 

c 

1 Cadrett, Andrew 

house 250, barn 50, small house 10), heme place 

14a 100 15.00 

1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

horse 100, 13 cows 800, 2 two year olds 125, 25 
fowls 25, other ratable estate 800, Hunter land 7a 
50, Fuller land 4a 25 43.50 

Chamberlain, Rosa M. 

house 1000, barn 300, small arn 100, shed 25, 

home place 78a 1175 52.00 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 250, house and 
store 700, land 5000 ft. 10 26.20 

Clark, Minnie L. 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 360, 5 two year olds 175, 
19 fowls 15, other ratable estate 5 13.10 

Clark, Minnie and Coit, Mattie 

house 800, barn 450, shed 50, home place 130a 

1700, Webber lot 6a 50 61 .00 

1 Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50, 15 fowls 8, other ratable estate 10 6.36 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Currier, Frank J. 

stock in trade 1000, 2 horses 75, 3 cows 150, 2 
two year olds 100, 3 yearlings 120, 3 swine 45, 
25 fowls 23, other ratable estate 15, house and 
store 1000, barn 200, shop 75, home place la 25, 
Haskins and Johnson lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 
90, Haskins lot 20a 200, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, 
Baker and Darby lot 3a 75 70.76 

First Congregational Church of Prescott, Inc. 

house 650, barn 250, home place 10a 300 24.00 

Clark, Jay, Jr., and Helen M. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 5a 100 10.00 

1 Chapin, Myron E. 

horse 50, cow 50, other ratable estate 10 7.20 

D 

1 Doubled ay, Fred W. 

2 horses 400, 8 cows 480, 5 two year olds 175, 
yearling 25, 2 swine 35, 90 fowls 120, other rata- 
ble estate 130, house 100, barn 300, hen house 25, 
home place 83a 1175, Abbott lot No. 1, 6a 150, 
Abbott lot No. 2, 2^a 50 68.30 

Davis, Samuel (heirs or devisees) 

house 500, barn 350, Holden house 150, Holden 
barn 50, home place 104a 1550, Holden place 4a 
50 53.00 

F 

1 Fogg, Moses B. 

3 cows 150, 4 two year olds 160, yearling 40, 
house 250, barn 150, corn barn 50, home place 

57a 700 36.00 

Fisher, John R. (exempt Chap. 9, 1919) 
1 Fuller, Clarence C. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, other ratable estate 

35, house and store 500, land ia 25 29.20 

G 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

horse 75, 5 cows 325, 2 oxen 150, 2 two year olds 
90, 3 swine 36, 45 fowls 30 19.12 

Griswold, Olive J. Administrator 

2 cows 110 2.20 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

2 horses 75, 3 cows 190, 2 yearlings 60, 3 swine 
40, 45 fowls 53, house 300, barn 150, wagon 
house 25, home place 40a 525 33.36 

Gleason, Susan J. 

Upton house 325, Upton barn 100, hen house 25, 

Upton place 12a 150 12.00 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 40, 3 cows 175, 25 fowls 23, house 300, 

barn 100, home place 40a 500 27.76 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

4 horses 450, 6 cows 390, 3 yearlings 75, 65 fowls 

83, other ratable estate 40, house 300, barn 250, • 

2 sheds 50, home place 110a 1300 63.76 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 275, 8 cows 520, 3 two year olds 120, 2 
yearlings 55, 15 fowls 8, other ratable estate 310, 
house 600, barn 250, shed 25, garage 50, home 
place 75a 1000 69.26 

Golden Rule Grange 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land la 50 10.00 

H 

Haskms, Hannah (exempt ch. 9) 

house 200, barn 50, home place 7a 100 



8 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Hannum, Austin P. 

4 horses 500, 11 cows 825, 4 two year olds 200, 
yearling 40, swine 40, 25 fowls 23, other ratable 
estate 50 38.56 

Hannum, A. P. and C. B. 

Berry land 6a 200, Aiken pasture 50a 300, New- 
ell land 30a 300 16.00 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 250, barn 350, carriage house 50, corn barn 

50, home place 60a 1500 44.00 

1 Hannum, Charles E. 5.00 
Hodgkins, Henry B. (exempt chap. 59 sec. 5 clause 

18) 

land 10a 200 4.00 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 

house 500, 3 barns 400, shed 25, home place 102a 

1200 42.50 

2 Haskins, Walter L,. 

2 horses 300, 3 cows 120, 2 two year olds 50, 

3 yearlings 60, other ratable estate 600 32.60 
Haskins, Nettie E. 

house 500, barn 150, shed 25, garage 25, home 
place 90a 1300 40.00 

1 Hamilton, John S. 5.00 

J 

Johnson, William H. (heirs or devisees) 

house 600, barn 300, home place 51a 1100, Brig- 
ham lot 25a 30 46.00 

Johnson, Charles H. 

2 horses 200, 3 cows 125, two year old 40, 2 year- 
lings 70, 30 fowls 30 9.30 
1 Johnson, Lyman S. 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



2 horses 100, 7 cows 455, yearling 35, 30 fowls 
30, house 350, barn 150, garage 25, home place 
79a 1475, Abbott lot 74a 450 66.40 

Johnson, Andrew 

5 cows 250, 17 fowls 11, house 200, barn 100, 
Potter house 50, home place 77a 1000, Potter 
land ia 5, land old place 17a 100, Paige pasture 
5a 50 40.32 

Johnson, Henry A. 

other ratable estate 600, Bartlett lot 25a 125, Al- 
len lot S£a 45, Macomber lot 10a 50, West Box 
Co. lot 8a 40 22.20 

Johnson, Ansel (heirs or devisees) 

Old place 123a 3300 66.00 

Jones, William H. 

two year old 50, 21 fowls 17 6.34 

K 

Kelley, Eugene G. 

2 horses 200, 11 cows 600, two year old 60, 2 
swine 30, other ratable estate 300, house 700, 
barn 450, shed 50, store house 50, carriage house 
100, home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 50 86.80 

Kelley, Ambrose L. 5.00 



Lawless, L,ucius S. 

horse 40, 3 cows 100, Bishop lot 44a 250 12.80 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 250, barn 75, home place 47a 600 18.50 

L,aplante Everett E. 

horse 40, 4 cows 260, 2 two year olds 100, 2 year- 
lings 70, 40. fowls 45, other ratable estate 225 19.80 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



1 Lawless, John H. 5.00 

1 Linds, Frank E. 5.00 

M 

Mcintosh, James A. & Mellen, Edward D. 

house 300, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 

140a 1400 36.50 

1 Mcintosh, James A. 5.00 

1 Mellen, Edward D. 5.00 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 175, 4 cows 260, 350 fowls 510, other rat- 
able estate 200, old house 100, new house 600, 
barn 100, 2 hen houses 250, home place 27a 450, 
Abbot land 8a 120, Egypt lot 10a 55, Pine Hill lot 
45a 225 65.90 

1 MacDonald, William S. 5.00 

MacDonald, Emma Iy. 

other ratable estate 50, house 300, barn 100, cider 
mill 25, shop 25, home place 20a 300 16.00 

Mills, Herschel ( exempt Chap 9 1919 ) 

N 

Norton, Charles P. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 400 14.00 

Norton, Charles P. & Bertha P. 

house 450, barn 150, hen house 50, home place 

10a 300, pasture lot 7a 50 20.00 

Newbury, Robert A. (exempt chap. 9, 1919) 
Newbury, Robert A. and Eva. 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place la 50 12.50 



Paige, John C. 

horse 40, house 275, barn 150, home place 104a 



11 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1500 44.30 

Pierce, Daniel T. (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 100, 
Chapin barn 25, home place 80a 1900, Freeman 
land 4a 25, Chapin land la 25 44.00 

Pierce, Carl M, 

house 300? barn 100, home place 30a 600 20.00 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

horse 50, cow 50, two year old 30, 2 swine 30, 

other ratable estate 250 13.20 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

house 350, barn 500, hen house 25, corn barn 25, 

new shed 50, garage 25, home place 80a 950 38.50 

Pierce, Ellis F. 

house 300, barn 150, shed 25, home place 74a 900 27.50 

Prescott, Elizabeth 

house 300, barn 50, hen house 50, home place 
57a 300 14.00 

1 Pierce, Waldo H. 

stock in trade 400, horse 100, cow 40, other rata- 
ble estate 250, house 500, barn 150, garage 50, 
Gilbert house 400, hen house 25, garage 25, home 
place £a 25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce lot 28a 
150, Berry lot 12a 125, Titus lot 5a 50, Haskins 
lot 2a 25 51.80 

Pierce, Harrison D. (exempt Chap 9 1919) 

yearling 25, other ratable estate 100 2.50 

1 Patterson, Lorenzo 

horse 40, 2 cows 125, 40 fowls 45, other ratable 
estate 15, house 350, barn 150, hen house 50, home 
place 25a 375 28.00 

1 Powers, Adelbert L. 

Whitaker lot 30a 150 8.00 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Powers, Edna J. 

cow 40, 38 fowls 42, house 300, barn 100 shed 

25, home place 25a 300 16.14 

1 Powers, Minor E. 

3 horses 450, 2 cows 125, two year old 40, 2 year- 
lings 50, 408 fowls 600, other ratable estate 1500, 
house 350, barn 150, 5 hen houses 400, grain 
house 100, garage 25, shed 25, home place 58a 
870 08.70 

1 Peterson, Enoch E, 

2 horses 350, 10 cows 700, two year eld 40, 2 
yearlings 50, 14 fowls 6, Barnes pasture 11a 100 29.92 

1 Pierce, L,eslie M. 

horse 40, 2 cows 75, yearling 30, house 200, barn 
100, shed 25, hen house 25, home place 50a 350 21.90 

Pierce, Bertha C. 

horse 40, cow 50, 1 two year old 50, 98 fowls 

132, other ratable estate 50 6.44 

1 Pierce, Leroy M. 

other ratable estate 225 9.50 

Pinard, Phillip (exempt Chap. 9 1919) 

other ratable estate 350 7.00 

1 Powers, Charles L. 5.00 

R 

1 Reed, Harry A. 

3 horses 500, 7 cows 440, 8 two year olds 400, 9 
yearlings 175, 6 swine 120, 115 fowls 160, other 
ratable estate 330, house 700, barn 400, shed 25, 
hen house 25, corn barn 25, home place 115a 

1800 107.00 

Ryder, Frank S. & Adeline M. 

2 horses 50, 3 cows 150, 90 fowls 120, other rat- 
able estate 15, house 500, barn 150, home place 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

60a 600 31.70 

1 Ryder, Frank L. 5.00 
Roberts, Frederick & Agnes, 

horse 40, cow 40, 60 fowls 75, other ratable es- 
tate 5, house 200, barn 100, home place 50a 300 15.20 
1 Roberts, Frederick 5.00 

Smith, Jennie A. (heirs or devisees) 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 525 16.00 

Shaw, Lillia 

horse 75, 2 houses 400, barn 100, horse barn 100, 
home place 60a 600 25.50 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

cow, 45 swine 20, other ratable estate 200, house 
300, barn 100, home place 50a 500, Henry lot 25a 
125, Aldrich land £a 25 31.30 

Shaw, Mrs. Abbie A. 

Aldrich place 25a 400 8.00 

Stone, Lucy (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 100, home place 50a 400 14.00 

Smith, Ruth V. and Latham, Agnes V. 

house 700, barn 125, hen house 75, house 100, 
barn 50, shop 25, Vaughan place 106a 1800, 
Checkerberry farm 9a 100 59.50 

1 Smith, Carrol H. 

2 horses 100, 5 cows 300, 3 yearlings 50, 35 fowls 

37, 14.74 

Smith, Lucy S. 

house 350, 2 barns 200, home place 16a 300, Berry 
lot 15a 100, M. A. Pierce lot 20a 350 26.00 

1 Smith, Caleb E. 

34 fowls 36 5.72 

I Staqri Oseur 



14 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



other ratable estate 200 9.00 

Stacy, John M. 5.00 

T 

Thayer, Ellis A. 

3 horses 300, 2 cows 130, two year old 50, 38 
fowls 42, other ratable estate 500, house 400, barn 
250, garage 25, hen house 25, home place 89a 

900, Snyder lot 30a 1000, Vaughan lot 25a 200 81.84 

Thresher, Fred M. 
' horse 75, 4 cows 265, 139 fowls 178, house 400, 

barn 100, home place 16a 200, old place 43a 400, 

Abbot 30a 1000, Tourtellott lot 20a 100 59.36 

Towne, Frank E. 5.00 

Tinkey, Charles C. ( exempt chap 9 1919 ) 

other ratable estate 300 6.00 

u 

Upton, George H. (exempt chap. 14) 

cow 50, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 
Haskins lot 8a 75 

Upton, Leighton A. 

1 cow 65, 50 fowls 60, house 300, shed 50, garage 

25, home place la 25 15 50 

Upton, Harry A. (exempt chap 9 1919) 

cow 65, 25 fowls 23, other ratable estate 200 5.76 

Upton, Harry A. and L,ula P. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 69a 700, pas- 
ture lot 10a 100 26.00 

Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 250, barn 100, home place 8a 100 14.00 

Waugh, Walter M. 

4 horses 350, 23 cows 1610, 4 two year olds 160, 
8 yearlings 240, swine 30, 60 fowls 75, other rat- 



15 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



able estate 250, house 600, barn 450, silo 100, ga- 
rage 25, Smith house 150, Smith barn 100, Smith 
shed 25, home place 64a 900, Smith place 88a 900, 
Cogswell lot 60a 400, Fisher place 54a 800, Has- 
kins pasture 30a 300 154.30 

Waugh, George T. 

26 fowls 24, other ratable estate 900 23.48 

1 Wood worth, Thomas 

2 horses 250, cow 45, two year old 50, 2 yearlings 
40, swine 35, 19 fowls 15, other ratable estate 
400 21.70 

Wood worth, Elizabeth E. 

house 500, barn 400, silo 100, hen house 25, 
home place 105a 1575 52.00 

1 Wheeler, Edward T. 

2 horses 200, 14 cows 900,2 two year olds 150, 21 

fowls 16, other ratable estate 450 58.32 

Wendemuth, William (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, barn 100, home place 73a 500, barn 

50, Richards place 90a 900 14.00 

Wendemuth, Mabel L,. 

house 450, barn 250, horse barn 100, home place 

78a 1000 36.00 

Wendemuth, Albert W., Adm. 

horse 50, 2 oxen 225, 14 cows 900, two year old 

50, 5 yearlings 125, 2 swine 50, 36 fowls 40 28.80 

Wendemuth, Albert W. (exempt Chap. 9, 1919) 

1 Wendemuth, Frederick M. 5.00 

1 Whitaker, Silas 

horse 75, 2 cows 135, 87 fowls 116, other ratable 
estate 10, house 300, barn 100, hen house 25, 
shed 25, brood house 25, home place 70a 825 37.72 

Wolff, Frank F. 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



other ratable estate 100, house 250, barn 100, 

shed 25, home place 68a 625 22.00 

Ward well, Louise D. (heirs or devisees) 

house 500, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 

8a 175 16.00 

Wyman, Otis A. 

cow 40, 3 swine 75, 16 fowls 24. house 300, barn 

100, shed 25, home place 45a 475 25.78 

Weeks, Charles . 5.00 

Young, Llewellyn W. & Florence B. 

house 400, barn 200, shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, 
home place 75a 1050, Fish lot 9a 100, Haskins lot 
18a 200, Haskins lot No. 2, 15a 150 44.00 



NON-RESIDENTS 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 1000, Woods lot 10a 500, Brown 
& Simmonds lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 400, 
Upton lot 58a 1800 77.00 

Powers, Orrin J. 

stock in trade 5600, land lots No. 4 & 5 class, 
wood lot 7lia 355, land lots No. 6,7 & 8 class 
plantation 124a 620, Paige lot class plantation 60a 
300, Mountain lot class plantation 22a 110, Woods 
lot class plantation 15a 75, Herrick lot 6a 100 143.20 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

H- rr lot 60a 4000, Ben Paige lot 120a 1000, Mer- 
ritt Horr lot 45a 1000, Arnott lot 18a 75, land 8a 
150, Putnam lot 60a 300, Barrows lot 27a 2000, 
Little place 88a 450 179.50 

Diamond Match Co. 

Darby lot 31a 155, Harrington lot 60a 300 9.10 

Woods, E. A., Athol, Lincoln, Levi, Dana, 

2 small houses 50, Lindsley lot 95a 2000, Brush 
mountain lot 8a 50 42.00 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

house 300, barn 300, home place 150a 900 30.00 

Lincoln, Conrad (heirs or devisees) 

land 25a 200 4.00 



(GREENWICH 

McKenney, Arthur & May C. 

land 67a 600 
Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 



12.00 
6.00 



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NAME AND VALUATION 



Thrasher, Joseph L,. 

land 30a 600, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 50, 

Sanderson pasture 30a 200 13.00 

Parker, Webster M. 

Berry lot 10a 100 2.00 

Smith, Cutler (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a 50, Kelley hill lot 6a 30 1.60 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 150 3.00 

Smith, George K. 

land 33a 350 7.00 

Root, Amelia A. 

land 22a 1100 22.00 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 100 2.00 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt chap. 3) 

land 56a 500 
Clifford, L,ucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50, Gee land 4a 25 1.50 

Harrington, Martha J. 

Darby lot 10a 150, Woods, O. h. lot 55a 800, J. 

M. Harrington lot 20a 500 29.00 

Clapp, Irene M. 

land la 75 1.50 

Kimball, Carlton L,. 

Ida Vaughan lot 26a 150 3.00 

L,oux, Andrew J. 

Ruggles land 34a 170 3.40 

WORCESTER 

Herrick, L,eander F. 

Whitcomb Mill lot 2a 50, C. A. Powers lot 30a 

900 19.00 

Anderson, Clifford S. 



19 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



house 50, Upton place 20a 150 4.00 

Estey, Charles, Phillipston and Walter S. Worcester 

Kstey lot 65a 1200 * 24.00 

Pierce, Bernie H. 

Tom Swamp lot 33a 500, Ellis lot 30a 150, lot 

No. 1, 35a 175, lot No. 2, 12a 60 17.70 

AI/TUS, OKLAHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. (heirs or devisees) 

land 54a 500, land 10a 50 11.00 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 
Hamilton, George L. 

house 200, barn 25, home place 3a 75 6.00 

ORANGE 

Mann, Thomas H. 

Martha Harrington lot 30a 200 4.00 

Dennis and Mann 

stock in trade 700 14.00 

Sampson, Myron K. and Webster, James H. 

Fred Lincoln lot 10a 900 18.00 

Carlson, John 

house 350, barn 200, 2 hen houses 100, garage 25 

home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 150 19.00 

AMHERST 

Paige, James B. 

plain land 9a 250 5.00 

Goodell, Etta 

land 6a 250 5.00 

Cad well, Frank A. 

Caswell place 100a 1000, Clark land 7a 100 22.00 

Whitcomb, Ernest H. 

small house 150, house 150, hen house 25, Reed 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



land 10a 150, Emma Woods place 6a 50, Caswell 
land 50a 300, Cook lot 25a 600, Caswell lot 2 
tracts' 75a 500, Cornwell lot 16a 150, Fountain 
mill privilege 3a 25, Flint lot 20a 200, Cadrett lot 
No. 1, 40a 300, Cadrett lot No. 2, 10a 100, Cad- 
well land 2a 50, Den lot 35a 1800, Horr lot 6a 50, 
A. J. N. Ward lot No. 1, 30a 200, A. J. N. Ward 
lot No. 2, 32a 200, A. J. N. Ward lot No. 3, l*a 
25 100.50 

Cad well, Cowles & Hobart 

Garlic land 40a 400 8.00 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 250 5.00 

KNFIKIvD 

Newbury, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 11a 150 3.00 

Flint, Josiah (heirs or devisees) 

Stetson lot 50a 350, Cowan lot 30a 150 10.00 

Garlic, George H. 

house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 110a 

1800 42.00 

Horr, Reuben N. (heirs or devisees) 

Pierce lot 15a 1200 24.00 



PEIyHAM 

Hickey, Thomas R. 

Amsden lot la 25 
Shores, Emeline (heirs or devisees) 

Conkey lot 76a 500, Crossett lot 6a 125 
Horr, Fanny 

land 30a 1400 
Cook, Theodore (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 300 



.50 

12.50 

28.00 

6.00 



21 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Reed, Alden D. 

Sykes lot 2^a 100 2.00 

Whipple, Harry J. 

2 small houses 300, Bond lot 65a 600, Abbott lot 

64a 500, Johnson lot 12a 400 36.00 

NEW SALEM 
Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kent lot 30a 600, Ashley lot 30a 600, Berry lot, 

60a 1500 54.00 

Berry, Elmer A. (heirs or devisees) 

Blair lot 15a 200 4.00 

Berry, E. H. & Sawtell H. E. 

stock in trade 8000, Vaughan lot 46a 230 164.60 

Berry, Earl H. 

Xewell land 90a 450 9.00 

Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 150 3.00 

Stacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 

Bigelow lot 26a 500 10.00 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce laud 6a 100 2.00 

Cogswell, Henry A. 

Cummings lot 25a 1200 24.00 

Vineca, Elisha 

slock in trade 1600, Woods lot 25a 125, Vaughan 

place 89a 450 43.50 

Orcutt, William A. 

land £a 100 2.00 

Bruffee, Flora 

Hunt land 30a 150 3.00 

Whi taker, Earl 

3 horses 300, 3 cowe 210, 2 two year olds 100, 



22 



NAMK AND VALUATION Tax 



yearling 30, swine 40, 45 fowls 52, other rata- 
ble estate 150, 2 barns 300, Clark land 64a 600, 
Hayden lot 10a 100, Kezer lot 3a 25 38.14 

MILLINGTON 

Nelson, Louis 

Whipple land 9a 300 6.00 

SHUTKSBURY 

Pierce, IVfyron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter land la 25, 

Ames place 44a 700, Flint & Gillett lot 65a 1500 48.00 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 150 3.00 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles E. 

stock in trade 19500, machinery 1800, Hemen- 

way lot 23a 125 428.50 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 900 18.00 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 1000, Humes lot 27a 600 32.00 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 300 6.00 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 450 9.00 

Carey, Jerry 

land 30a 150 3.00 

Kennedy, David L. 

2 small houses 100, Lincoln land 40a 200, Mason 

lot 35a 175 9.50 

Wright, Helen L- 

house 100, land 17a 100 4,00 



23 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax 



Doubleday, Frank A. & Hattie M 

Mt. L. lot 36a 700 
Donnell, Henry A. 

small house 100, land 10a 100 
Hager, Otis E. 

Gleason land 15a 100 



Goodman, Ellen 
land 4a 25 



HARDWICK 



WARE 



Provencial, P. H. 
stock in trade 1000 

PORTLAND, MAINE 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 
69a 500 

HOLLIS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

Leonard Lincoln lot 63a 325, William B. Lincoln 
lot 100a 500 

NORTHAMPTON 

James, Mary Lois 

house 500, garage 100, Horr land 40a 300, Caro- 
line Horr lot 42a 225 

Bailey, Sydney 

Kelley Hill lot 100a 500 

LUDLOW 
Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

land 2a 1500, flowed land 50a 500, Shores lot 20a 
200. Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson 8 Flint lot LCfoa 



14.00 
4.00 
2.00 

.50 

20.00 



20.00 



16.50 



22.50 
10.00 



24 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



2000, Gillett lot 42a 500 100.00 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freed man, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 2.00 

Lillie, Lucien B. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 75, house 300, 

barn 200, shop 50, home place 10a 250 19.50 

Barney, Marjorie W. 

house 350, barn 150, cow shed 100, home place 

80a 800 28.00 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 

Walker, Joseph P. 

house 200, barn 100, power house 200, land and 

water power 22a 1500 40.00 

ERVING 
Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 200, barn 100, home place 27a 400 14.00 

Harrington, Robert A., Greenfield, and Martha J., 

Greenwich 

Pierce lot 20a 300 6.00 

GARDNER 

Leamey, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 125 2.50 

BRIDGEWATER 

Boyd, William P. 

house 350, barn 275, horse barn 75, hen house 

25, silo 75, home place 80a 1200 40.00 

FITCHBURG 

Miller, Florence A. 

barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 2.50 



25 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



BOSTON 

Doubleday, John A. 

house 400, barn 200, shed 25, home place 70a 475 22.00 

SPRINGFIELD 

Fair, George V., and Meretta Powers 

house 300, land £a 50 7.00 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 126 2.52 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 10 .20 

COOLEYVILLE 
Highland Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 1000 20.00 

PRESCOTT 

First Congregational Church Inc. (exempt chap. 7) 

church 2000, land £a 50 
Pine Grove Cemetery (exempt ch. 8 ch. 490 acts 1909) 

land 2a 500 

ATHOL 

Powers, Orrin J. 

commutation tax 77-00 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES 




Number of residents assessed on property 


89 


non-residents assessed on property 


63 


persons assessed on property 


209 


for poll tax only 


17 


male polls assessed 


76 


Tax on each poll 


$ 5.00 


Value of assessed personal estate 


86,875.00 


real estate excluding land 


58,625.00 


buildings 


146,510.00 


Total of real estate 


205,135.00 


valuation of assessed estate 


292,010.00 


Tax for state, county and town purposes includ- 




ing overlayings: 




On personal estate 


1,737.50 


real estate 


4,102.70 


polls 


380.00 


Total tax April 1, 1921 


• 6,220.20 


Rate of total tax per $1,000 


20.00 


Number of horses assessed 


89 


cows 


255 


sheep 


00 


neat catle other than cows 


130 


swine 


33 


dwelling houses assessed 


94 


acres of land assessed 


11,184 


fowls assessed 


2,618 


Value of fowls assessed 


$2,647.00 



WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R. ALLEN 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 
Assessors of Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 1921 
To the citizens of Prescott: 
Paid State Aid $ 252.00 



TOWN OFFICERS 




id F. R. Allen, town treasurer 




$ 75.00 


town clerk 




25.00 


assessor 




42.00 


W. M. Waugh, selectman 




30.00 


assessor 




42.00 


overseer 




5.00 


Ellis A. Thayer, selectman 




5.00 


Fred W. Doubleday, selectman 




5.00 


assessor 




28.00 


F. A. Griswold, sealer of wgts. 


& 


meas. 10.00 


H. I. Shaw, constable 




2.00 


L. A. Upton, teller 




2.00 


H. D. Pierce, " 




2.00 


auditor 




5.00 


H. I. Shaw, tax collector 




65.00 



$ 343.00 



CEMENT BRIDGE, SMALL TOWN ACT 
Paid Geo. T. Waugh $ 13.30 

Lyman Allen 3.00 

F. A. Pettengill, lumber 2.94 



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A. P. Hannum 


27.00 




Frank Bo wen 


94.00 




C. S. Hersey 


26.25 




W. M. Waugh, 2 men & team 


270.00 




A. L,. Barnes 


90.50 




F. R. Allen 


57.00 




Lorenzo Patterson 


73.50 




C. W. Brown, iron posts 


8.30 




F. R. Allen, lumber 


5.60 




Earl Berry, 


8.85 




Sawtelle & Berry, 


5.60 




W. M. Waugh, 


4.20 




F. H. Vaughan, cement 


94.18 




Cash, wire screen 


2.75 




Waldo Bros. & Bond, steel 


10.00 




Freight on steel 


1.92 




H. D. Pierce, nails 


1.74 




W. H. Walker, lumber 


3.95 


$ 804.58 






HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 




. Total Cost 


$ 2,946.29 


$ 2,946.29 






HIGHWAY BRIDGE 


ACCOUNT 




. Dennis & Mann, lumber for 1920 account 


$ 296.29 


Repairs on bridges 1921 




198.70 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation 

Lewis Blackmer, printing town reports 

F. A. Pettingill, labor material town house toilet 

H. A. Reed, drawing 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 

M. B. Chapin, inspection animals 



$ 494.99 



4.00 

66.00 

18.75 

3.50 

8.00 

39,80 



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W. A. Brownell, assessors' sup., record book 5.00 

Davol Printing House, assessors' supplies 4.70 

Wakefield Daily Item, envelopes 1.50 

W. H. Walker, lumber, town house toilet 13.75 

Silas Whitaker, assisting assessors 1.00 

Hobbs & Warren, tax book 2.71 

Tax collector's bond 20.00 

J. S. Whitman, tax bills 5.50 

H. I. Shaw, mowing, repairs in Fish cemetery 13.00 

town house 6.50 

District Court cost 21.00 
F. R. Allen to balance 1919 treasurer 

account, order of director of accounts 94.00 

C. S. Wheeler & Co., glass for town house 1.30 

H. I. Shaw, postage and stationery 8.62 

Andrew Johnson, clearing highways ice storm 1.67 

E. P. Mitchell, " " " 1.67 
W. M. Waugh, " " " 5.18 
Lorenzo Patterson, 1.88 

F. J. Currier, " " " 1.67 
Fred W. Doubleday, " " " 4.05 

fire warden, total cost 

Hastings fire 18.38 

F. A. Griswold, care town house 2.00 

sawing wood, town house - 1.50 

postage .20 

F. R. Allen, mowing town house cemetery 5.50 

yard 2.00 

Silas Witaker, mowing cemetery 2.50 

F. J. Currier, repairing town safe 1.00 

Hampshire County Farm Bureau 50.00 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 5.00 

Library, appropriation 15.00 

Certification of town notes 4.00 

State tax 700.00 

Special State tax .U.00 



30 



County tax 520 .77 

Orange savings bank note 1,000.00 

" interest 30,00 

Soldier exempt .89 

Civilian poll tax 228.00 

W. M. Waugh, town note 1,000.00 

• int. " 15.00 

36.00 

postage, telephone 7.10 

C. C. Fuller, justice fees 4.00 

H. D Pierce, " " .50 

M. E. Chapin, inspector of meat 75.80 

F. R. Allen, recording marriages, births, and 

deaths 8.00 

F. R. Allen, record book 2.75 

postage, stationery, and justice 

fees 10.40 





$4,114.04 


RECAPITULATIONS 




Paid town officers 


$ 343.00 


Miscellaneous account 


4,114.04 


Highway 


2,946.29 


bridge account 


494.99 


Cement 


804.58 


Support of poor 


323.60 


State Aid 


252.00 



$9,278.50 



RESOURCES 
Due on 1921 tax 
Interest on 1921 tax 
Due from state, account state aid 
Chicopee, support poor 



$1,074.85 

16.12 

252.00 

130.00 



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Cash in hands of treasurer 


796.40 


Due from Hampshire county, account roads 


100.00 




$ 2,369.37 


LIABILITIES 




W. M. Waugh, town note 


$ 1,200.00 


interest on note 


12.00 


Tax collector's salary 


65.00 




$ 1,277.00 



Jury List for 1921 



Ellis A. Thayer 
Fred W. Thrasher 
Harry W. Abbott 
Albert W. Wendemuth 
Frank J. Currier 
Leroy M. Pierce 

W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescoit 

Overseers of Poor Account 



Paid Support of poor $ 323.60 

Received from Chicopee 90.00 

Due " " 130.00 

W. M, WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Overseers of Poor 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1921 




Paid Ellis A. Thayer, with team 




$670.75 


Fred W. Doubleday, 




553. SO 


Carrol H. Smith, 




270.62 


Austin B. Gross, 




36.00 


Harry A. Reed 




30.00 


Fred D. Chamberlain 




10.50 


Carl W. Brown 




6.00 


William H. Jones 




328.87 


Adelbert L. Powers 




260.38 


Moses B. Fogg- 




260.25 


Frederick Roberts 




55.50 


Allie L,. Barnes 




21.00 


Philip Pinaud 




6.00 


Willie M. Tourtellot 




2.25 




$ 2,511.62 


MATERIAL 


LIST 




Paid Good Roads Machinery Co. 






for 1 road machine 




$ 285.00 


for 1 edge for machine 




7.12 


Freight on machine 




8.41 


Drawing and setting up machine 


7.00 


Carl W. Brown, for repairing 


scraper 




and sharpening tools 




7.70 



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George Carpenter, for dynamite and fuse 4,70 
New England Metal Culvert Co. 



for 5 metal culver 


ts 


93.50 




Frank J. Currier for 1 pick & 1 mattock 2.60 




Frank Griswold for gravel 


10.00 




George Garlic, for gravel 


5.00 




Marshall F. Brown, 


for gravel 


2.24 




Lillie S. F. Browne, 


, for gravel 


1.40 


$ 434.67 








$ 2,946.29 


TOTAL COST 






State Appropriation 


$ 1,950.00 




Town 




800.00 




County 




100.00 




Individual 




100.00 




Total 




$ 2,950.00 


Expenditures 






2,946.29 


Balance 


$3.71 


WORK 


ON BRIDGES 


1921 




Paid Ellis A. Thayer, i 


vith team 


$ 29.00 




Fred W. Doubleday 


< i 


12.00 




William H. Jones 




18.00 




Carrol H. Smith 




15.00 




Moses B. Fogg 




6.00 




Adelbert L. Powers 




5.00 




Leroy M. Pierce 




3.00 




Harry D. Pierce 
Total 




3.00 


$91.00 



MATERIAL LIST 
Ellis A. Thayer, for bridges timbers and 

plank $ 45.00 



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Fred W. Doubleday, for plank 6.30 

John M. Stacy, for plank 10.00 

Lucius S. Lawless, for plank 45.00 

Charles Wheeler & Co. for spikes 1.40 

Total $ 107.70 

Total cost $ 198.70 

Town appropriation $ 400.00 

Expenditures 198.70 



Balance $ 201.30 

ELLIS A. THAYER, 
Supt. of Roads 



Cemetery Commissioners' Keport 



1921 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

Received from Gilbert & Grover fund 1920 work 
Francis B. Page 
Eliza Jennison 
Haskins 
Woods 
Briggs 
Whitaker 
Johnson 

Gilbert & Grover 
Paige 
Cowan 
Webber 

Harry W. Abbott, trustee of 
Allen fund 



Total receipts 

Paid painting West cemetery fence 

care of lots 
Total expense 



$43.50 
30.50 



WALTER M. WAUGH 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Cemetery Commissioners 



.50 
1.00 

.50 
11.50 
2.00 
3.50 
3.00 
2.50 
3.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

43.50 

$74.00 



$74.00 



Town Clerk's Report 





BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRBSCOTT, 1921 




Date 


Name Parents 


Apr. 


2 


Beatrice May Griswold M. Algie Griswold 

Olive Smith 


Mar. 


28 


Fannie Clara Horr John Horr 

Clara Belle Ely 


July 


30 


Robert Eurique Taylor Stephen Taylor 

Elizabeth Myrtle Flynn 


July 


30 


Robert Mason Newbury Robert A. Newbury 

Eva Wendemuth 


May 


6 


Donald James Tinkey Charles C. Tinkey 

Mildred G. Field 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1921 



Date 

Mar. 27 
Mar. 31 
May 23 
June 10 
July 7 
Oct. 18 



Name 

William Oliver Miller 
William A. Fuller 
Waldo Henrick Pierce 
Charles J. Abbott 
Donald James Tinkey 
Henry Brigham Hodgkins 82 



Age 



Place 



yrs. 


mos. 


dys. 




47 


2 


25 


Prescott 


85 


6 


30 


Prescott 


71 


2 


28 


Prescott 


81 


8 


26 


Northampton 




2 


1 


Prescott 


82 


6 


2 


Prescott 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1921 



Date Name Age 

Apr. 23 Wm. Sawyer McDonald 52 
Annie Doherty 38 

June 15 Charles E. Weeks 60 

Florence Carlton 22 



Res. Place 

Prescott L<ynn, Mass. 
Eynn, Mass. 
Prescott Dana, Mass. 



FRANK R. AIXEN, Town CUrk 



Treasurer's Report 



To the citizens of Prescott: 

1921 

Jan. 1 Cash on hand $ 367.08 

Rec'd of town of Shutesbury \ of Shutes- 

bury-Prescott bridge 106.50 

H. I. Shaw, coll. 1920 taxes 1,132.69 

H. I. Shaw, coll. 1921 taxes 5,234.52 

County Treasurer, dog fund re- 
turned 42.94 
State Treasurer, income tax 1918 6.00 

" 1919 15.00 

11 1920 75.00 

int. on deposits in National bank 24.72 

Gilbert & Grover, cemetery fund, 

1920 account .50 

Francis B. Paige, cemetery fund, 

1920 account 1.00 

Eliza Jennison, cemetery fund, 1920 

account .50 

Feb. Rec'd of B. & A. R. R., fighting forest fire, 

April 1920 102.40 

Mar. Rec'd of State Treasurer, Mass. school fund 1,215.17 
County Treasurer, 1920 highway 

account 125.00 

W. M. Waugh, note No. 4 1,200.00 

city of Chicopee, account of pauper 90.00 



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State Treasurer, foreign corp. tax 1.07 
June Rec'd of Orange Savings Bank, note No. 5 1,000.00 
State Treasurer, highway account 675.00 
animal inspector re- 
fund 9.90 
Aug. tuition of children 624.00 

highway account 300.00 
Sept. Rec'd of James D. Kimball, rebate on collec- 
tor's bond 10.00 
Oct. Rec'd of State Treasurer, school superin- 
tendents small towns 465.56 
W. M. Waugh, sale of bridge ma- 
terial 1.00 
George T. Waugh, sale of bridge 

material 5.00 
E. M. Whitcomb and others, road 

repairs 100.00 

Oct. State Treasurer, account of highways 350.00 
Nov. Rec'd F. A. Griswold, sealer of weights and 

measures 1.60 
Harry W. Abbott, trustee of Allen fund 43.50 

State Treasurer, corporation tax 24.70 

foreign .69 
income tax general 

purpose • 120.00 

income tax general 

school fund 331.10 

National Bank tax 31.64 

•State aid 288.00 

E. A. Thayer , auctioneer's license 2.00 

State Treasurer, highway account 350.00 

400.00 

Dec. Rec'd E. R. Whitaker, rent on town farm 10.00 

State Treasurer, highway account 275.00 

Haskins cemetery fund 11.50 

Woods " " 2.00 



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Rec'd Briggs cemetery fund 3.50 

Whitaker " " 3.00 

Johnson 2.50 

Gilbert and Grover, cemetery fund 3.00 

Paige, " " 1.00 

Corwan, " " 1.00 

Webber, " " 1.00 



Total receipts 


$15,187.28 


Paid selectmen's orders 


9,278.50 


school 


5,033.30 


cemetery com. 


74.00 


H. H. Crie & Co., dog tags & postage 


4.33 


birth returns 


.75 



Total expense $14,390.88 

Cash on hand to balance 796.40 

FRANK R. AI^EN, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books of the several town officers and 
find them correct. 

H. D. PEIRCE, Auditor 
Dec. 31, 1921 



Annual Report 



OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1 92 1 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY Tel. 19-4 Term expires 1922 
MYRON E. CHAPIN " 5-14 " 1923 

BLLIS A. THAYER " 12-3 " " 1924 

Superintendent 
ARTHUR W. SMITH, No. Dana Tel. 23-23 

School Physician 
J. C. FEINDEL, No. Dana Tel. 21-12 

Attendance Officers 

HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRED D. CHAMBERLAIN 



Report of School Committee 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $ 15.85 

Town appropriation 5,000.00 

Special appropriation for repairs 200.00 

Dog fund 42.94 



EXPENDITURES 

Superintendent's salary $520.59 

School committee pay 38.00 

Supervisor of music 130.00 

Teachers' salaries 2,306.83 

High school tuition 315.50 

transportation 194.50 

Elementary 657.11 

Superintendent's mileage 92.82 

Text books 147.60 

Supplies 111.80 

Fuel 111.15 

Repairs 200.58 

Care of houses 66.09 

Promotion of health 15.00 

Miscellaneous 125.73 



$5,258.79 



$ 5,033.30 

Balance in hands of the treasurer $ 225.49 



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ITEMS OF EXPENSE 






SUPERVISION 




A. W. Smith 


$ 520.59 




E. A. Thayer 


5.00 




F. W. Doubleday 


25.00 




M. E. Chapin 


8.00 


$ 558.59 






SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 




Ruth B. Dwelley 


$ 88.00 




Clara W. Whitaker 


42.00 


$ 130.00 








TEACHERS 




Daisy K. Bolger 


$ 44.20 




Harriet M. Boyd 


57.80 




Marion E. Kelley 


688.00 




Fanny G. Thayer 


790.00 




Annis E. Laplante 


390.00 




Dora C. Foley 


336.83 









$2,306.83 



SUPERINTENDENT'S MILEAGE 
A. W. Smith $ 92.82 



PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Dr. J. C. Feindel $ 15.00 



$ 92.82 



$ 15.00 



ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
Fred Roberts, No. 1 to No. 4 $ 399.50 

Lorenzo Patterson, No. 5 to No. 4 246.61 

H. A. Reed, No. 3 school to Atkinson Hol- 
low for rehearsal 8.00 
W. M. Tourtellott 3.00 



$657.11 



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HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

O. A. Wyman, 14 wks., 1920; 5 wks., 1921 $ 28.50 

E. P. Mitchell, Jan 1, to Dec. 31, 1921 62.00 

F. D. Chamberlain, Sept. 6, '20-Dec. 31 '21 86.00 
M. B. Fogg, Sept. 9 to Nov. 23, 1921 18.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
1920 
Town of Athol, Henrietta M. Chamberlain $30.00 
44 New Salem, Eunice V. Mitchell 50.00 

Myrtle Wyman 50.00 

1921 
Athol, Henrietta M. Chamberlain 



Marian E. Fogg 
New Salem, Eunice Mitchell 
Myrtle Wyman 



TEXT 

American Book Co. 
Silver, Burdett & Co. 
Universal Book Co. 
Lyons and Cornahan 
World Book Co. 
Macmillan Co. 
Ginn & Co. 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Co, 
A. N. Palmer Co. 
E. E. Babb & Co. 
J. B. Lippincott Co. 
A. W. Smith 



BOOKS 



SUPPLIES 



A. N. Palmer Co. 
Eastern Mailing Co. 



60.00 

18.00 

100.00 

7.50 



$ 4.80 

6.51 

1.56 

1.21 

14.42 

28.11 

47.40 

11.07 

2.10 

28.32 

.96 

1.14 



3.75 
2,80 



$ 194.50 



$315.50 



$ 147.60 



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Iroquois Pub. Co. 2.08 

E. E. Babb & Co. 36.60 

J. I,. Hammett Co. 65.26 

Milton Bradley Co. 1.31 



FUEL 

Mrs. Chas. Tinkey, kindling $ 2.00 

Milton Patterson, " 2.00 

housing wood 3.25 

Chas. Grout, for Karl " 3.00 

Lyman Allen, " 2.00 

H. D. Pierce, sawing wood 7.65 

F. W. Doubleday, helping saw wood 6.00 

A. L. Powers <l " 2.50 

Due on 1920 wood 22.75 

1921 " 56.00 

Hauling wood from No. 1 to No. 4 4.00 



CARE OF HOUSES 

Paid H. A. Johnson, for boys as janitors $ 8.10 

M. E. Kelly, janitor 6.90 

Milton Paterson, 8.50 

Mrs. L,. Patterson, cleaning room 10.00 

Mrs. Chas. Tinkey " " 22.00 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, cleaning 4.00 

C. C. Fuller, janitor's supplies 3.69 
F. J. Currier, 

and 65c for pipe at C. S. Wheeler's 2.90 



REPAIRS 
W. W. Woodward, door and lumber, 10 M. 

best shingles $ 80.50 

F. A. Bowen, hauling shingles 5.00 

J. H. King, 4 bundles 5.60 



$ 111.90 



111.15 



$ 66.09 



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Chas. Tinkey, cartage and labor 

Everett Sawyer, 6 rolls paper 

F. J. Currier, repairing stove, nails, glass, 

catches etc. 
C. F. Paige, hardware, blackboard paint 
F. W. Doubleday, lumber 
L. Pater son, labor 
M. Chapin, and $2. paid for picking 

up shingles 

MISCELLANEOUS 
H. A. Reed, transporting teachers No. 3 
Athol Transcript Co., deficiency notices 
L H. Blackmer, printing 1920 report 
A. W. Smith, telephone 

freight, express, postage, etc. 
Robert Larson, labor and material for book- 
case, supt. office 
Mrs. Dwelley, book and expenses graduation 
Geneva S. Ballard, embossing diplomas 
Hampshire Mutual Ins. Co., insurance on 

school buildings 
F. W. Gourlay, sundries 

E. E. Babb & Co., sanitary water pails 
Town of Dana, office of superintendent 
M. E. Chapin, school census 

F. W. Doubleday, telephone, postage, and 

justice fees 



Total $ 5,033.30 

For the committee, 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Chairman 
Prescott, Mass., Jan. 5, 1922 



28.25 


2.10 


15.17 


10.44 


2.40 


6.00 


45.12 

<f£ Tin ^q 


p ZUU.Oo 


$ 4.50 


1.19 


24.75 


8.26 


14.76 


8.89 


i 4.05 


1.50 


L 

30.80 


2.23 


6.30 


6.25 


8.00 


4.25 

dt IOC 71 


p lZO. to 



School Calendar 



Jan. 3, 1922— March 17 11 weeks 

Vacation 2 weeks 

April 3 — June 16 11 weeks 

Summer vacation 

Sept. 6— Dec. 22 16 weeks 

Vacation 2 weeks 

Jan. 8, 1923— March 16 10 weeks 

Vacation 2 weeks 

April 2, 1923— June 22 12 weeks 

Summer vacation 

Sept. 3, 1923— Dec. 21 16 weeks 

Vacation 2 weeks 



HOLIDAYS 

New Year's, Washington's Birthday, Patriots' Day, Me- 
morial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiv- 
ing, Christmas. 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday oc- 
curring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the 
next Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon 
just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 



Report of Superintendent 



To the School Committee of Prescottr- 

I herewith submit my fourth annual report. 

Again your attention is called to the desirableness of do- 
ing away with the dark walls, ceilings, and opaque green cur- 
tains of our school rooms. The eyes of our children should 
not be overtaxed lest permanent eye trouble develop. Eye 
strain allowed to continue becomes serious. We also owe our 
children a light, cheerful environment in which we expect 
them to spend from five to six hours a day for more than half 
the year, and including the short, dark days of winter. 

For cleanliness and health, the grounds should be filled in 
about the entrances. 

New histories and new geographies have displaced the old 
ones in the grammar grades, and the needs of physiology 
classes have been partially met through new books. A few 
more will be necessary in the higher grades. Reading de- 
mands the most in the way of material for next year. Already 
charts have been provided for the primary grades, and many 
of the old edition of readers have been exchanged for those of 
a later edition. Books of other series should be added, espe- 
cially in the primary grades, to the end that there may be more 
facility through independent, silent reading. 

Supplies for instruction wanted by the teachers have been 
furnished in quantity and quality to call for good results. The 
teachers and superintendent are pleased that the town is will- 
ing so well to provide books and supplies for its schools. 



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With the fall opening of school, Mrs. Clara W. Whitaker 
of North Prescott accepted the supervisorship of music after 
the termination of service for ns of Mrs. Ruth B. Dwelley. 
Mrs. Dwelley proved herself a good instructor of music. At 
the same time Miss Dora C. Foley of Enfield took the Number 
Two school from which Mrs. Annis K. Laplante resigned be- 
cause of a change in residence of her family. Mrs. L,aplante 
had a very good school. 

We are adhering to the plan of alternation of subjects 
studied and systematized combinations of classes in the belief 
that it may be successfully worked out. Combinations in 
mathematics present the most serious questions. The scheme 
requires watchfulness from the teachers to see that the Outline 
of Study is closely followed without overcrowding the lower 
grade of a combination or allowing the higher grade to slide a- 
long too easily. There has to be discrimination in considering 
the scholarship of each grade, since the two grades are unlike 
in previous preparation. Work of the lower grade may be ac- 
cepted as satisfactory that would not be so accepted if coming 
from the higher grade. 

The pupils go over most of the texts twice in two years; 
once by reading, once by study. 

The Legislature of last year made a law that placed two of 
our teachers in the group entitled to an annual salary of nine 
hundred fifty dollars with a town reimbursement from the 
State of two hundred dollars on each. Your committee, know- 
ing the worth of these teachers and the difficulty there would 
be in filling their positions, voted them the salary of their 
class. 

The State minimum salary on which reimbursement is 
made is seven hundred fifty dollars. It is almost impossible to 
hire an inexperienced high school graduate at that price for 
our schools. The larger towns and the cities with their strong 
attraction in the \v;iv of Hilary and social life take the normal 
graduates and teachers of experience. 

The teacher shortage is yet with us though perhaps not 



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quite so acute as awhile ago. So long as committees hire in- 
experienced high school girls without training because they 
can get no better, there is a scarcity of good teachers, and sal- 
aries will not go down. 

Our teachers are to be commended for the instruction they 
give, the interest they cause the children to have in their 
schools, and the school influence for community welfare. The 
four walls of the school room no longer exclude consideration 
of village life. The child is taught that outside the school is a 
larger social group of which he is a member, and in which he 
should be a worthy factor. 

Your attention is invited to the reports of School Physi- 
cian and Supervisor of Music. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Supt. of Schools 



Report of School Physician 



To the School Committee of Prescott.— 

I beg to make the following report on the public schools 
of the town for the present year. 

On my visits of medical inspection of the schools and pu- 
pils, I found conditions very satisfactory indeed. There has 
been nothing of a contagious nature to come to my attention 
so far this year. Teachers appear to be taking the proper pre- 
cautions in regard to prevention of same. 

I took up the matter with the teachers in regard to keep- 
ing a more satisfactory record of the physical standing as well 
as that of the school standing of each pupil, for which purpose 
proper cards have been supplied. 

Respectfully, 

J. C. FEINDEL, 
School Physician 
North Dana, Dec. 30, 1921 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



North Prescott, Mass. 
Dec. 30, 1921, 
Supt. Arthur W. Smithy 
North Dana, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

In reply to your request I am sending a report of the mus- 
ic in the Prescott schools. 

I have made seven visits at each of the Prescott schools. 

The children have been taught a good vocabulary of rote 
songs. They have learned unison songs by syllable in the sim- 
pler keys. Two and three- part songs have been sung by the pu- 
pils in the Grammar classes with success. Slips have been used 
to encourage individual sight-singing and independence. 

One public performance has been given . The three schools 
united in the singing of a medley of Christmas Carols at the 
Community Tree, December 23. Such public performances are 
of great benefit to the children if they wish to become members 
of a community chorus when grown. 

Much credit is due the regular teachers who have complied 
faithfully with all requests; and to the superintendent for his 
sympathy and timely advice. For all this hearty cooperation 
I extend sincere thanks. 

Yery truly yours, 

CLARA W. WHITAKER, 
Supervisor &f Music 



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CENSUS, APRIL 1, 1921 

Male 

Five years old and under seven 3 

Seven years old and under fourteen 18 • 
Fourteen years old and under sixteen 
Illiterate minors 16 to 21 



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21 



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2 


5 


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SIGHT AND HEARING TESTS, OCTOBER, 1921 

Number of pupils enrolled 49 

Number defective in eyesight 10 

Number defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 5 



GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATES, JUNE, 1921 
Number Two 

Florence May Dimond 

Number Four 

Marion E. Fogg 
Milton A. Patterson 



Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report: 

One hundred and twelve titles have been added to the cat- 
alogue this year, including gifts from the Free Public Library, 
State House and the public documents. 

The Women's Education Association has loaned us a Tra- 
velling Library during the year and four different magazines 
and the "Dumb Animals" are available to any one at the 
Main Library room. 

1100 books have been loaned during the year, 249 from the 
Main Library, 201 from the North Prescott branch and 650 from 
the Hill branch. 

Miss Elsie Thresher has charge of the Main library, Mrs. 
Fanny G. Thayer of the North Prescott branch and Mrs. Eva 
Newbury of the Hill branch. 

We desire to express our thanks to all friends of the library 
who have aided us in any way. A list of the new books (Sup- 
plement No 26.) will be found printed herewith. 

The trustee whose term will expire is Henry A. Johnson. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 
Balance from last year $ 65.74 

Town appropriation 15.00 

Total $ 80.74 



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EXPENDITURES 




Elsie Thrasher, librarian (1921 ) 


$ 12.00 


Freight on Travelling Library 


.52 


Record Book and postage 


.18 


New books (66 volumes) 


50.00 


Freight on books 


.83 


E. P. Mitchell for cartage 


4.00 


Total 





Balance on hand 



FANNY GOULD THAYER 
EDWIN P. MITCHELL 
HENRY A. JOHNSON 

Trustees 



$67.53 



$ 13.21 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free 
Public Library 



SUPPLEMENT NO. 26 

AUTHOR TITLE NUMBER 

Manual for Massachusetts Voters 3196 

Chapman. What Bird is That ? 3197 

Dunn. The Glories of Ireland " 3198 

Thayer. Theodore Roosevelt 3199 

Bassett. Paul and the Printing Press 3200 

Beard. Bugs, Butterflies and Beetles 3201 

Bond. American Boy's Engineering Book 3202 

Wright. Handy Pandy 3203 

Browne. Quest of the Golden Valley 3204 

Burgess. Bowser, the Hound 3205 

Butterworth. Pilot of the Mayflower 3206 

Camp. Old Ryerson 3207 

French. Junior Cup 3208 

Gask. Treasury of Animal Stories 3209 

Hurd. When She Came Home from College 3210 

Kellogg. Mercier 3211 

Knipe. Cavalier Maid 3212 

Brown. Little Jean 3213 

Paine. Steam Shovel Man 3214 

Peattie. Sarah Brewster's Relatives 3215 

Portor. Genevieve 3216 

Pyle. Nancy Rutledge 3217 



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St. Nicholas. Elephant 3218 

St. Nicholas. Stories of Royal Children 3219 

Snell. Captain Kituk 3220 

Lindsay. Bobby and the Big Road 3221 

Wright. With the Little Folks 3223 

Smith. Gus Harvey 3224 

Hoffman. Lindy Loyd 3225 

Hale. Nonsense Book 3226 

Hale. Inklings for Thinklings 3227 

Chase. Chan's Wife 3228 

Curtis. A Challenge to Adventure 3229 

La Varre. Up the Mazaruni 3230 

Taylor. New England in France 3231 

Benwell. History of the Yankee Division 3232 

Richmond. Red and Black 3233 

Grant. Single Tract 3234 

Richmond. Round the Corner in Gay Street 3235 

Bowman. Ramblin' Kid 3236 

Tarkington. The Magnificent Ambersons 3237 

Butler. The Jacknife Man 3238 

Dell. Greatheart 3239 

Burroughs. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar 3240 

Kyne. Captain Scraggs 3241 

Ruck. Sweethearts Unmet 3242 

Porter. Oh, Money, Money 3243 

Ward. Elizabeth's Campaign 3244 

Ward. Helena 3245 

Oppenheim. The Great Impersonation 3246 

Rhinehart. The Amazing Interlude 3247 

Dell. The Hundredth Chance 3248 

Mulford. Johnny Nelson 3249 

Sinclair. Burned Bridges 3250 

Maniates. Penny of Top Hill Trail 3251 

Wright. Re-creation of Brian Kent 3252 

Lincoln. Shavings 3253 

Curwood. Nomads of the North 3254 



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Connor. Sky-pilot in No Man's Land 

Grey. Last of the Plainsmen 

Grey. Desert of Wheat 

Burgess. Peter Cottontail 

Burgess. Jerry Muskrat 

Burgess. Mr. Monkey 

Appleton. Tom Swift's Motor Boat 

Burgess. Unc' Billy Possum 

Burgess. Reddy Fox 

Burgess. Johnny Chuck 

Bailey. Timothy Turtle 

Bailey. Major Monkey 

Bailey. Dicky Deer Mouse 

Prentice. Bunny Rabbit's Story 

Prentice. Mouser Cat's Story 

Prentice. Towser Dog's Story 

Frey. Camp Fire Girls' Larks and Pranks 

Frey. Go Motoring 

Frey. at Onoway House 

Frey. at School 

Frey. . in the Main Woods 

Frey. Do Their Bit 

Frey. Solve a Myitery 

Frey. on the Open Road 

Frey. at Ellen's Isle 

Carter. Boy Scouts Afoot in France 

Carter. Down in Dixie 

Carter. on War Trails in Belgium 

Carter. Along the Susquehanna 

Carter. on Sturgeon's Island 

Appleton. Tom Swift's Airship 

Appleton. Electric Runabout 

Appleton. Submarine Boat 

Appleton. Sky Racer 

Appleton. Caves of Ice 

Appleton. and The Diamond Makers 



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Appleton. Tom Swift's Wireless Message 3291 

Appleton. Motorcycle 3292 

Fielding. Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm 3293 

Fielding. in Washington 3294 

Fielding. The Land of Oil 3295 

Fielding. at Boarding School 3296 

Stevenson. Black Arrow 3297 

Stevenson. Kidnapped 3298 

Irwin. The Next War 3299 

Okakura. Awakening of Japan 3300 

Journal of the House of Representatives (192l) 3301 

Journal of the Senate (192 1) 3302 

Encampment Dept. U. S. W. V. (1920) 3303 

Manual of General Court (1921) 3304 

Journal of Senate (1920) 3305 

Journal of House of Representatives 3306 

Statistics of Municipal Finance (1918) 3307 

Fifty-Fourth American Encampment 3308 



Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 
To either of the Constables of the Town of Prescott, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said 
Town, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to 
meet at the Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the sixth 
day of February next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and 
there to act on the following articles: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the 
year ensuing: Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, three Selectmen 
for one year, one Assessor for three years, one School Commit- 
tee for three years, one auditor for one year, Tree Warden for 
term of one year, Collector of taxes for term of one year, two 
or more Constables for the term of one year. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the year ensuing, and make appro- 
priation for the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1st, 1922, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor payable within one year, any debt or debts 
incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of the 
said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of 
the money arising from the dog fund, or act thereon. 



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Art, 7. To vote Yes or No: Shall licenses be granted 
for the sale of beverages containing not less than one-half of 
one per cent, or more than two and three quarters per cent, of 
alcohol, in this town? 

Art. 8. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for 
the ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to choose a commit 
tee to look after the interests of the citizens of Prescott if the 
State Legislature votes to build a dam and flood a part of Pres- 
cott, or act thereon. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to appropriate fifty 
dollars for the support of the Hampshire Trustees for County 
Aid to Agriculture and elect a director of that organization 
as per Chapter 275 of the Acts of 1918. 

Art. 11, To see if the town will vote to build a section 
of road on the Allen Road under the Small Town Act, begin- 
ning at the end of the 1921 contract, and appropriate a sum of 
money for the same. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to celebrate the 
One Hundredth Anniversary of the Town of Prescott, to choose 
a committee, appropriate a sum of money, or act thereon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up 
attested copies thereof at Prescott Post Office and North Pres- 
cott Post Office and one at the Town Hall in said town, seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place 
of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of January in 
the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty- 
two. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
ELLIS A. THAYER 
FRED W. DOUBLED AY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



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